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Promotion of the Humanities_Office of Digital Humanities

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This federal aid program is managed by:

National Endowment for the Humanities

Objectives:

To support innovative humanities projects that utilize or study the impact of digital technology for research, preservation, access, education, and public programming.

Funding obligations:

(Project Grants) FY 09 $3,193,657; FY 10 est $4,866,000; FY 11 est $4,000,000 - FY 09 obligations include additional funding provided by We the People. See 45.168 PROMOTION OF THE HUMANITIES-WE THE PEOPLE.

Uses and Use Restrictions:

Grants support large-scale training institutes or seminars on advanced topics in the digital humanities that explore new technology-driven methodologies; innovative start-up projects that are in the first phases of planning, brainstorming, and creating prototypes that explore the use or impact of digital technology for the humanities; projects that explore and enrich humanities materials using digital technology, thereby enhancing teaching, research, and public access. Expenses may include salaries and wages, consultant and other contract services, supplies and limited equipment purchases, travel, and per diem.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No current data available. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:

PROJECT GRANTS

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

FY 09 from $5000 to $250000.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Typically 6 to 24 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Applicant Eligibility:

U.S. nonprofit organizations or institutions; state and local governmental agencies and Native American tribal organizations; and U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years immediately prior to the time of application.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

U.S. nonprofit organizations or institutions; state and local governmental agencies and Native American tribal organizations; and U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years immediately prior to the time of application.

Award Procedure:

Knowledgeable persons outside NEH will read each application and advise the agency about its merits. The Endowment's staff comments on matters of fact or on significant issues that otherwise would be missing from these reviews, then makes recommendations to the National Council on the Humanities. The National Council meets at various times during the year to advise the NEH chairman on grants. The chairman takes into account the advice provided by the review process and, by law, makes all funding decisions.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Room 402, Washington, District of Columbia 20506 Email: officeofdigitalhumanities@neh.gov Phone: 202-606-8400

Website Address:

http://www.neh.gov.

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