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Furthermore Invites Fall 2014 Grant Requests
The Furthermore grants in publishing program is now accepting fall grant applications. The grants will assist nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, the city, and related public issues; and conservation and preservation. Fall applications must be submitted by mail postmarked no later than September 1; we are not able to process applications submitted by fax or email.
Fifty to sixty grants are given annually, and the program has now assisted over a thousand publication projects and disbursed nearly $5 million.
Furthermore applicants must be 501(c)3 organizations. Book proposals to which a publisher is already committed and for which there is a feasible distribution plan are preferred.
Grant application forms are available from the Furthermore office and their website.
President Obama Honors Three OAH Past Presidents with National Humanities Medals
On Monday, President Barack Obama will present National Humanities Medals to historians David Brion Davis, Darlene Clark Hine, and Anne Firor Scott. All three honorees have served the Organization of American Historians (OAH) as president and are lifetime members. "We join all Americans in applauding the contributions these three individuals have made to their areas of research, and we thank them for their legacy of support to OAH," said Patricia Limerick, OAH President. Learn More >
Your Help Urgently Needed--July 24 Comment Deadline
The U.S. Department of Education has issued a list of supplemental funding priorities, and unfortunately, history and civics are not included. This list of supplemental priorities and definitions to be used in awarding discretionary (competitive) grants made by the Department repeals their 2010 list. Please help the OAH and the National Coalition of History salvage history and civic education as priority funding areas. Read the OAH's letter to the Department of Education here. Please comment by July 24 on the importance of funding history and civics education by going here.
Update on Proposed NEH Budget Cuts
The OAH just recieved the following advocacy update from Stephen Kidd, Executive Director of the National Humanities Alliance. "Today, the House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment that rescinds the proposed $8 million cut to the National Endowment for the Humanities. Thanks to the many of you who responded to last week's action alert, the amendment passed with substantial bipartisan support.This is a very important step in preserving NEH's capacity. In the coming weeks, we may need to call on you to contact your elected officials again as this funding bill proceeds through Congress and faces additional challenges."