NEH Fellowships 2021

The deadline is approaching for this year’s NEH fellowships.  

Full information can be found on the agency’s website, including an invitation to a free online information session to be held on February 9, 2021, from 12:30 PM – 2 PM Eastern Standard Time. The presentation will be posted afterwards, if you are unable to attend the live webinar.

Grant Snapshot

  • Maximum award amount $60,000 ($5,000 per month)
  • Open to Individuals
  • Expected output Book; Digital Material and Publication; Other Scholarly Resource; Peer-reviewed Article; Translation with annotations or critical apparatus; Critical Edition
  • Period of performance 6 to 12 months


Application available January 15, 2020

Application due April 14, 2021

Expected notification date December 17, 2021

Project start date January 1, 2022

*Special Opportunity for Liberal Arts Colleges*

A group of LAC grants officers will be hosting a webinar, “NEH Fellowships: Advice from Liberal Arts College Faculty,” on February 17th from 10:00 -11:30AM Central Time. This session will provide insights from both Fellows and NEH reviewers.  Please register via this form.

NB: Applicants with research projects that are either born digital or require mainly digital expression and/or digital publication are encouraged to apply for NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication rather than for the traditional NEH Fellowship.

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