National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Application Workshop
NEH Grant Application Workshop:
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (sign-in begins at 8 a.m.)
Bruce Pitman Center - Vandal Ballroom, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Advance is required.
Individual Appointments with an NEH Program Officer:
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 2 p.m.– 5 p.m., Bruce Pitman Center - Chiefs Room, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., University Best Western Plus - Regents Room, Moscow, ID
Advance is required.
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On Thursday, April 4, 2019 the University of Idaho will welcome Dr. Mark Silver, Senior Program Officer in the Research Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), who will conduct a free workshop on applying for NEH grants. Anyone interested in learning about NEH funding opportunities and application strategies is welcome to attend this event.
This free workshop is open to the public. Advance is required.
In the first half of the workshop, Dr. Silver will provide an overview of NEH funding opportunities and offer tips for writing competitive Fellowships proposals. Those interested in other NEH programs will find that much of the advice applies. In the second half of the workshop, Dr. Silver will run a mock NEH review panel, where actual proposals will be discussed and evaluated following NEH’s procedures, in order to demonstrate how proposals are reviewed for NEH funding.
Dr. Silver will also be available to meet individually with prospective NEH applicants to discuss their proposed projects and offer advice. While it is best to participate in the full workshop, you may schedule an individual appointment even if you cannot attend the main session. Twenty minute appointments with Dr. Silver are available on Thursday, April 4 from 2 p.m.– 5 p.m., at the University of Idaho Bruce Pitman Center, Chiefs Room, and on Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the University Best Western Plus, Regents Room (1516 Pullman Rd, Moscow).
Space is limited for these one-on-one sessions, and these meetings are expected to fill quickly. To request an individual appointment, please and indicate the time slot for your individual appointment. Individual appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that individuals requesting an appointment must prepare a one-page single-spaced statement of their proposed project (extended deadline for submission of this document is 11:59 p.m. PT, Friday, March 22, 2019). When you register for an appointment, you will receive a follow-up email with project statement guidelines and submission procedures.
We will not be recording or streaming this workshop for those who cannot attend in person. Please contact the NEH Division of Research Programs at [email protected] if you are interested in learning about other scheduled workshops around the country.
Dr. Mark Silver is the Asia specialist on the staff of NEH’s . He works primarily in the Division’s programs for individuals, including , , Awards for Faculty, and the (for which he is the team leader). He has also chaired review panels in the and programs. Before joining the Endowment, he taught Japanese language and literature at Middlebury College, Connecticut College, and Colgate University. He has published reviews, translations, and peer-reviewed articles in the field of Japanese Studies, as well as a book titled Purloined Letters: Cultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime Literature, 1868-1937 (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2008). He holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literatures from Yale University.
For additional information or questions about this event, please contact the University of Idaho Research and Faculty Development team.
For information about NEH’s grant programs, please visit the NEH website at