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NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges Grant Program

NEH invites proposals for projects that advance the role of the humanities at a community college through curriculum and faculty development on the theme of Bridging Cultures. NEH expects to award five to seven grants of up to $120,000 each. NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges projects create opportunities for community college faculty members to study together while improving their capacity to teach the humanities; enhance or develop areas of need in an institution's humanities programs; and give community college faculty access to humanities resources through partnerships with other educational or cultural institutions.

Bridging Cultures is an agency-wide initiative that encourages exploration of the ways in which cultures from around the globe, as well as the myriad subcultures within America's borders, have influenced American society. NEH welcomes proposals that enhance understanding of diverse countries, peoples, and cultural and intellectual traditions worldwide. Applications might also investigate how Americans have approached and attempted to surmount seemingly unbridgeable cultural divides, or examine the ideals of civility and civic discourse that have informed this quest. In connection with a focus on civic discourse, projects might explore the role of women in America's civic life as well as the civic role of women in other cultures and regions of the world.

We welcome proposals that—in addition to exploring the required Bridging Cultures theme—also examine war and its aftermath and promote discussion of the experience of military service, as outlined in NEH's Standing Together initiative. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the NEH at (202) 606-8380 or bccc@neh.gov to consult with a program officer about their proposals.

Guidelines are available at www.neh.gov/grants/education/bridging-cultures-community-colleges.

The deadline is August 21, 2014.

Posted: June 17, 2014
Tagged: Grants, News of the Profession