How To Apply

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Before you attempt to complete an application, please review our website, which contains detailed information about the topic under study, project requirements and expectations of the participants, the academic and institutional setting, and specific provisions for lodging and subsistence. 

All application materials must be emailed to the project directors as a PDF labeled in the format of "First.LastName" to COFO.Center@jsums.edu or a hardcopy mailed to:

Dr. Rico D. Chapman, Project Co-Director
The Fannie Lou Hamer - NEH Institute
Jackson State University
1400 John Roy Lynch Street, JSU Box 17081
Jackson, Mississippi 39217

Application materials sent to the Endowment will not be reviewed


CHECKLIST OF APPLICATION MATERIALS
A complete application consists of the following collated items:
  • the completed application cover sheet,
  • a detailed résumé, curriculum vitae, or brief biography with contact information for two professional references, and
  • an application essay as outlined below.

The application cover sheet

The application cover sheet must be filled out online at this address:


Please follow the prompts. BEFORE you click the “submit” button, PRINT OUT the cover sheet and add it to your application package. Then click “submit.” At this point you will be asked if you want to fill out a cover sheet for another project. If you do, follow the prompts to select the other project and repeat the process.

Note that filling out a cover sheet is not the same as applying, so there is no penalty for changing your mind and filling out cover sheets for several projects. A full application consists of the items listed above, as sent to the project director.

You must submit a separate cover sheet online for each project to which you are applying in order to generate a unique tracking number for each application. Do not copy and paste a new cover sheet.

Résumé and References

Please include a detailed résumé, curriculum vitae, or brief biography (not to exceed five pages). Be sure the résumé provides the name, title, phone number, and e-mail address of two professional references.

The Application Essay

The application essay should be no more than four double spaced pages. This essay should include any relevant personal and academic information. It should address reasons for applying; the applicant's interest, both academic and personal, in the subject to be studied; qualifications and experiences that equip the applicant to do the work of the seminar or institute and to make a contribution to a learning community; a statement of what the applicant wants to accomplish by participating; and the relation of the project to the applicant's professional responsibilities.
  • Applicants to institutes may need to elaborate on the relationship between institute activities and their responsibilities for teaching and curricular development.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS AND NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE

Completed applications should be submitted to the project directors, NOT the NEH, and should be emailed OR postmarked no later than MARCH 1, 2017

Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on MARCH 31, 2017, and they will have until APRIL 7, 2017 to accept or decline the offer.

Once you have accepted an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program (NEH Summer Seminar, Institute or Landmarks Workshop), you may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. For further information, write to the Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20506. TDD: 202/606-8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).