The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is offering funding for Collaborative Research Grants that support groups of two or more scholars engaging in significant and sustained research in the humanities. The program seeks to encourage projects in a single field of study, as well as interdisciplinary work, both within the humanities and beyond. Projects that include partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged, but they must remain firmly rooted in the humanities and must employ humanistic methods. Collaborators may be drawn from a single institution or several institutions across the United States; up to half of the collaborators may be based outside of the U.S. Partnerships among different sorts of institutions are welcome: for example, research universities might partner with teaching colleges, libraries, museums, or independent research institutions.
Collaborative Research Grants offers three types of awards:
Type 1: Convening Grants (up to $50,000) last one year and typically fund conferences and working group meetings to sharpen the chosen research topic and discuss and plan subsequent publication.
Type 2: Publication Grants (up to $250,000 (no more than $100,000 per year)) last one to three years and support the project toward completion of its publication goals.
Type 3: Archaeology Grants (up to $250,000 (no more than $100,000 per year)) last one to three years and support projects that lead to publication. Excavation is not required.