NEH Summer Institute, 2023

The Fine Print

There is some information about the Summer Institute that you must understand and agree to before you can submit your application. Please review the information below before completing your application form.

Also, any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

How do I Apply?

Submit your application (on-line or email your completed application) no later than March 3, 2023. We will notify all applicants of their status on April 3, 2023.

If you are an accepted applicant, you will have until April 14, 2023 to either accept or decline our offer. If you choose to decline, we will go out to our list of alternatives.

Note: Once you have accepted our offer to attend you cannot accept another NEH Summer Institute or Seminar.

Participant Eligibility Criteria

  • Summer seminars and institutes are designed primarily for full- or part-time K-12 educators who teach in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools, or as home schooling parents. 
  • A limited number of educators who work outside the K-12 classroom and who can demonstrate that participation will advance project goals and enhance their professional work.
  • Five institute spaces must be reserved for teachers who are new to the profession (those who have been teaching for five years or less).
  • Participants must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. 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. U.S. citizens teaching abroad at U.S. chartered institutions are also eligible to participate. Foreign nationals teaching abroad are not eligible to participate.
  • Individuals may not apply to participate in a Summer Seminar or Institute whose director is a family member, who is affiliated with the same institution, who has served as an academic advisor to the applicant, or who has led a previous NEH summer program attended by the applicant.
  • 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). Individuals may not apply to participate in a Summer Seminar or Institute if they have been debarred or suspended by any federal department or agency.
  • Participants must be able to attend all meetings and engage fully as professionals in the work of the project. During the project, participants may not undertake teaching assignments or professional activities unrelated to their participation in the project. Those who, for any reason, do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.


Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age. For further information, write to the Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024.

TDD: 202-606-8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).

Click here to learn more about the Principles of Civility for NEH Professional Development Programs.