How to Apply
This workshop has been designed principally for full-time or part-time teachers and librarians in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools, as well as home schooling parents. Museum educators and other K-12 school system personnel – such as administrators, substitute teachers, and curriculum developers – are also eligible to participate.
Participants may not be delinquent in the repayment of federal debt (e.g. taxes, student loans, child support payments, and delinquent payroll taxes for household or other employees).
Participants must be United States citizens, residents of US jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Foreign nationals teaching abroad at non-US chartered institutions are not eligible to participate.
Individuals may not apply to an NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop whose director is a family member, is affiliated with the prospective applicant’s institution, or is someone with whom the prospective applicant has previously studied.
To be considered eligible, applicants must submit a complete application as indicated on this website and the application instructions.
All applications received by the March 1 deadline will be reviewed by a participant selection committee.
Special consideration will be given to the likelihood that an applicant will benefit professionally and personally from the workshop experience. Therefore, it is important that when completing your application you address the following factors in your essay:
- your professional background
- your interest in the subject of the workshop
- your special perspectives, skills, or experiences that would contribute to the workshop; and
- how the experience would enhance your teaching or pedagogical service.
Recent participants in NEH-supported seminars, workshops, and institutes are eligible to apply, but first consideration will be given to applicants who have not participated in one before. Additionally, preference will be given to applicants who would significantly contribute to the diversity of the workshop.
Applications are to be completed using the online form on this website. The application consists of:
- a form with basic contact information, current employment data, and teaching experience
- a current resumé or short biography uploaded through the form (in PDF, DOC, or DOCX format)
- an application essay (no longer than 2 double-spaced pages in 12pt Times New Roman font)
All applications are due by March 1, 2021, and must be submitted through this website. Applications submitted directly to the NEH will not be reviewed.
All 2020 applicants have the option to be automatically reconsidered for the 2021 program without having to reapply. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your desire to be reconsidered. You will receive an acknowledgement of your resubmission via email.
The 2021 application process will open soon.
Completed applications received or postmarked by March 1, 2021, will be reviewed by a selection committee.
Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on Friday, March 26, 2021, and they will have until Friday, April 2, 2021, to accept or decline the offer.
Once you have accepted an offer to attend any NEH-supported Summer Program (Landmarks Workshop, Summer Seminar, or Summer Institute), you may not withdraw in order to accept an offer from another program.
Equal Opportunity Statement
NEH-funded programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or sexual orientation. For further information, write to NEH Equal Opportunity Officer, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Washington, DC 20506. TDD: 202/606-8282 (for the hearing impaired only).