Troy University to play host to National Endowment for the Humanities grant-writing workshop

Posted: Tuesday , 14 January 2014

MONTGOMERY - Troy University will play host to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant application-writing workshop on Feb. 5 at the University’s Montgomery Campus.

Dr. John Cox, Senior Program Officer of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), will lead the workshop, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Gold Room of Whitley Hall. Admission is free but preregistration is required at www.alabamahumanities.org/grants/neh-grant-workshop.

Presented by Troy University in partnership with the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the workshop is designed to raise awareness of funding opportunities in the humanities and will cover useful information for anyone interested in applying for an NEH grant. Dr. Cox will present an overview of endowment programs and special initiatives, discuss issues involved in the writing and review of applications and facilitate a mock peer-review panel.

After the workshop, Dr. Cox will be available for one-on-one consultations from 1:30 to 4 p.m. These sessions are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and will cover specific projects. Registrants for these sessions will be asked to email a brief abstract, not to exceed one page, of their proposals to Claire Brown at cbrown@alabamahumanities.org by Jan. 27.

"We are pleased to cooperate with the Alabama Humanities Foundation to host such an outstanding event," said Judy Fulmer, Director of Sponsored Programs at Troy University. "This is a great opportunity for our faculty and community partners to gain insight into the type of programmatic funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities."

The NEH supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the NEH and its grant programs is available at www.neh.gov.