New NEH Grants for Public Scholarship

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has launched the Public Scholar Program to support well-researched books in the humanities that are aimed at a broad readership. Books supported through the Public Scholar Program might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Open to independent scholars and those affiliated with academic institutions, the program offers a stipend of $4,200 per month for six to twelve months. For more information on the guidelines for the program, please visit the NEH Web site. The application deadline for the first cycle is 3 March 2015.