How to Apply

Before proceeding with your application, please consult the eligibility requirements as determined by the National Endowment for the Humanities:

A completed application consists of the following items:

As the first step of your application, please fill out the Application Cover Sheet online. Please combine your materials (NEH cover sheet, résumé or short biography, and application essay) into a single PDF and email to:

Please submit all materials by: March 1, 2017

While the preferred application method is via email, applications can be mailed, in three copies, to:
Kaya Şahin
NEH Summer Institute
Indiana University
Department of History
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.
742 Ballantine Hall
Bloomington, IN 47405

Perhaps the most important part of the application is the essay that must be submitted as part of the complete application.  In this essay, please provide us with:

  1. relevant information about your personal and academic background;
  2. your reasons for applying to this particular program;
  3. how you anticipate participation in the Institute to impact your teaching, research, and/or writing projects, which should include a description of an independent project you plan to pursue in addition to the common work of the seminar. Describe the questions or themes you are keen to investigate in your project and what form those investigations might take (a syllabus, unit, set of lectures, conference paper, annotated bibliography, research article or chapter outline/ draft, a research or teaching journal, etc.).
  4. a summary of how you anticipate you might contribute to the Institute learning community.

A committee of scholars will review your application in March. You will be informed of their decision on Friday, March 31, 2017.

Please direct all application inquiries to: