Following the initial deadline, applications for Teaching with Technology may be submitted against the following regular program deadlines:
Humanities Focus Grants Sep 16, 1996; Jan 15, 1997 Other Education Development & Demonstration Projects Oct 1, 1996; Oct 1, 1997 National Summer Institutes & Seminars Mar 1, 1997; Mar 1, 1998
Mailing Address for Applications
Division of Research and Education, Room 302
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20506
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The National Endowment for the Humanities announces a special, three-year opportunity to support Teaching with Technology projects to strengthen education in the humanities by developing and using information technologies. Electronic technologies--including digital audio, video and imaging, hypertext and hypermedia, video- conferencing, speech processing, the Internet, and World Wide Web sites--can enable teachers to draw on newly accessible resources and to engage their students in active learning and higher-level thinking. This Special Opportunity seeks projects of national significance that will extend these benefits to a broad range of those studying the humanities disciplines in schools, colleges, and universities.
Following the initial deadline, applications for Teaching with Technology will be accepted through several of the regular programs of the Division of Research and Education.
The Endowment seeks proposals (1) to develop new educational materials, (2) to field test and prepare classroom applications of new and existing materials, and (3) to enable school and college teachers to integrate new materials and approaches into their teaching. Proposals may focus on a single one of these categories, or on combinations of them. Proposals involving school teachers and those aiming to enhance K-12 education are especially encouraged.
1) Materials Development
Projects to plan and design interactive educational software with excellent humanities content.
Seeking to apply new understandings of second language acquisition to intermediate and advanced level Spanish students, an association of high school Spanish teachers collaborates with a software developer to create a CD-ROM that simulates a visit to a Latin American city where students investigate the theft of an early colonial manuscript from a local museum. The program involves maps and views of the city, images of the museum and its galleries, and a series of Spanish speakers with whom the students interact. Using interviews with museum guards, curators, and local police, as well as literary and historical evidence, students travel through the city collecting information that helps them track down the thieves. During the investigation, students submit oral and written reports, which can be accessed by fellow students and the teacher. In addition to texts, videos, and illustrative materials, the CD-ROM includes a Spanish language dictionary, as well as other tools such as a note pad and indices.
A group of college teachers of the history of science creates a World Wide Web site for teaching resources. The site provides texts and translations, reference materials, simulations of historic observations and experiments, model course syllabi, a series of curricular modules, links to other Web resources, and information about activities that enhance student exploration of specific topics within this field. Among the resources available on the Web site are newly digitized records including writings of nineteenth-century evolutionary biologists and early astronomical treatises going back to classical times. The site also will be called to the attention of high school teachers of physics, chemistry, and biology who seek to provide greater context for the science they teach.
2) Field Testing and Classroom Applications
Projects that design and field-test innovative classroom uses of existing materials or those being developed.
A group of high school and college teachers of U.S. History field-test possible uses of an on-line data base including such records as United States Census Reports. In addition to testing in small-group projects and individual student research in their own U.S. history classes, the group assembles a network of teachers from across the country to develop and use the applications. The teachers arrange to share what they learn with the designers of the data base.
Faculty members from a regional consortium of higher education institutions, all of which require undergraduates to read selected texts from classical Greece, conduct two-week summer workshops and follow-up sessions during two successive academic years. During the summer workshops, they design course exercises and assignments using the computer program Perseus, a data base that includes the texts of classical works, archaeological and historical images, and related information. During the academic years following the workshops, they will pilot the new course materials and evaluate and refine them while maintaining contact through an Internet bulletin board.
3) Teacher Preparation
Projects that enable school and college teachers to integrate specific technologically innovative humanities materials and approaches into their teaching, and that promote collaboration among teachers working in these areas. These projects may involve collaborative projects among teachers in the same or neighboring institutions or national summer institutes.
Examples: An archaeologist who is conducting a comprehensive research project in a district that contains the remains of prehistoric Native American villages, a seventeenth-century Spanish settlement, and an antebellum plantation conducts a year-long electronic workshop for school teachers in the metropolitan area around her university. The teachers participate in a series of excavations via the Internet and the World Wide Web. Through observations and descriptions delivered over the Internet as they occur, the teachers follow the progress of the excavations and also have access to records and archives of the archaeological digs; the World Wide Web site provides illustrative materials from the project, as well as links to related archaeological, historical, and curricular resources. On a series of moderated bulletin boards and monthly face-to-face meetings, the participating teachers, divided into grade-level clusters, develop course materials derived from the project, which are then posted on the Web site to serve as a national resource.
A professor of English literature directs an NEH national summer institute on Shakespeare in Performance for twenty-five college teachers. The residential five-week institute is held at a West Coast university that has previously established a comprehensive humanities computing center. Institute participants investigate the relationship between performance and interpretation using a series of CD-ROMs containing the texts of Shakespearean plays and recordings of multiple performances of each play drawn from digitized versions of existing videos. As an adjunct to the institute, the group uses video- and tele-conferencing to link participants with a director and actors who are preparing a production of Hamlet for the annual Shakespeare festival in Stratford, Connecticut. During the academic year following the institute, the participants will collaborate through a continuing electronic discussion--accessible to others--of how the study of performance is illuminating their students' understanding of specific Elizabethan dramas.
The examples above are based on several projects already funded by NEH. Applicants should be as creative as possible in proposing the use of newer technologies, and developing innovative strategies for using technology in humanities teaching.
The applicant should submit the completed proposal on the official application forms by the deadline. Once a proposal has been formally submitted, staff members are not permitted to discuss its status with applicants until the conclusion of the review process.
Receipt of applications will be acknowledged by post card within three weeks. Applicants who have filed by the receipt deadline and who do not receive such an acknowledgment should call or write the Endowment as soon as possible. Applicants will receive formal notification once a final decision on the proposal has been reached.
Staff . . . .
Telephone: 202/606-8373, Fax: 202/606-8394, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: James Herbert
Deputies to the Director: Candace Katz, Kenneth Kolson
Education Development and Demonstration, 202/606-8380
Program Officers: Ralph Canevali, Janet Edwards, Judith Jeffrey- Howard, Peter Losin, Frederick Winter;
Seminars and Institutes, 202/606-8493
Program Officers: Thomas Adams, Barbara Ashbrook, David Coder Michael Hall
The advice of evaluators is assembled by the staff of the Endowment, who comment on matters of fact or on significant issues that would otherwise be missing from the review. These materials are then forwarded to the National Council on the Humanities, a board of twenty-six citizens nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate. The National Council meets three times each year to advise the Chairman of the Endowment. The Chairman, who is appointed for a four-year term by the President with the consent of the Senate, takes into account the advice provided by this review process and, by law, makes the final decision about funding. For the initial Teaching with Technology deadline, funding decisions will be made on or about August 1, 1996.
Reapplication is always possible, and failure to gain support in one competition does not prejudice an applicant's chances in future competitions. Applicants may, by submitting a written request, obtain detailed information about the evaluation of the proposal. The Endowment respects the confidentiality of applicants and of the authors of specific reviews.
The Endowment supports projects with outright funds, matching funds, and a combination of the two.
Because matching awards enable the Endowment to provide support to a greater number of significant but often costly projects, applicants are encouraged to request complete or partial support in the form of matching grants. Whenever possible, applicants requesting matching funds should identify potential sources of gift funds at the time they submit an application to the Endowment. (Please see note on eligible gifts and donors.)
Applicant institutions are encouraged to share project expenses. Cost sharing consists of the cash contributions made to the project by the applicant institution and third parties, as well as third- party in-kind contributions, such as donated services and goods. Applicants are especially encouraged to find sources of in-kind donations of hard- and softwares that might serve the requirements of their projects. Cost sharing includes gift money that may be raised to release federal matching funds. Normally, the Endowment's contribution to Teaching with Technology projects will not exceed eighty-five percent of total project costs.
Applicants may request a combination of outright and matching funds from the Endowment. For example, if a project will cost $100,000 and the applicant will contribute $20,000 directly to the project's cost and expects to receive an additional $10,000 from an eligible third-party donor, the applicant should request $10,000 in matching funds. The balance of the project's cost ($60,000) may be requested in outright funds. The gifts raised in order to obtain the match should be included in the proposed budget as a component of the institution's cost-share. The total cost-share shown would then be $30,000.
The Endowment may offer funding at a different level from that requested. In some instances, the Endowment may offer matching funds only, or it may offer a combination of matching and outright funds in response to a request for outright funds.
The maximum period for which funding may be requested in an application is three years.
In preparing an application, follow these general directions:
type (double-space) the application on white 8 1/2" x 11" paper;
create margins and select a type face and size that allow reviewers to read the application easily;
label the appendices, refer to them clearly in the narrative, and number the pages of all appendices consecutively.
Table of Contents
List all sections, including appendices.
Briefly summarize the narrative (see below). This summary must be no more than one typed page in length, but may be single-spaced.
Narrative Description of the Project
The narrative is an extended discussion of the project, its intellectual content, its activities, and its intended beneficiaries. It is the focal point at every stage of the review process. The narrative should not exceed twenty double-spaced pages. To be competitive, a proposal should address the six matters listed below:
Use appendices to provide supplementary but essential materials, such as workplans, lists of resources, permissions, technical specifications, syllabi, r‚sum‚s, and letters of commitment. Appendices should include relevant and concisely presented information only. Each appendix should be identified clearly and listed in the Table of Contents. Pages of the appendices should be numbered consecutively. At appropriate places in the proposal narrative, references should be made to items included in the appendices.
By signing and submitting a proposal the authorizing official of the applicant institution provides the applicable certifications. When a prospective applicant is unable to certify regarding the nondiscrimination statutes and implementing regulations, a drug- free workplace, or lobbying, that institution is not eligible to apply for funding from NEH. When an applicant is unable to certify regarding of federal status or debarment and suspension, an explanation must be attached to the proposal. The explanation of why the certification cannot be submitted will be consideration in connection with the NEH's funding determination. Failure to furnish a certification or an explanation shall disqualify the applicant from receiving an award from NEH.
The certifications are material representations of fact upon which reliance will be placed when the NEH determines to fund the application. If it is later determined that the applicant knowingly provided an erroneous certification or did not comply with the requirements, in addition to other remedies available to the federal government, the NEH may seek judicial enforcement of the certification (nondiscrimination statutes); may terminate the award for cause or default (federal debt status and debarment and suspension); and may suspend payment, suspend or terminate the grant, or suspend or debar the grantee (drug-free workplace). Any grantee who fails to file a required certification shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each failure.
In addition to the certification that the institution sponsoring the seminar must send to NEH, participants receiving stipends from the grant must also certify compliance with the regulations involving debarment and suspension. The certification is included as part of the 'NEH Summer Seminars Participant Application Cover Sheet," which can be found in the Summer Seminars Participant Guidelines. The sponsoring institution must ensure that the application cover sheets from all selected participants include the appropriate certification statement and signature. These certifications should be read before signing Block 12 of the application cover sheet. Additional information on these certifications is available from the NEH Grants Office, room 310, Washington, D.C. 20506, 202/606-8494.
This information is solicited under the authority of the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 956. The principal purpose for which the information will be used is to process the grant application. The information may also be used for statistical research, analysis of trends, and Congressional oversight. Failure to provide the information may result in the delay or rejection of the application.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE NEH APPLICATION COVER SHEET
A standard cover sheet (this is available here with Adobe Acrobat Reader software) is required for applications to NEH. The
following instructions explain how applicants to the special
opportunity in Teaching with Technology in the Division of Research
and Education Programs should complete the cover sheet.
The Office of Management and Budget requires federal agencies to
supply information on the time needed to complete forms and also to
invite comments on the paperwork burden. NEH estimates the average
time to complete this form is ten hours per response. This
estimate includes the time for reviewing instructions; researching,
gathering, and maintaining the information needed; and completing
and reviewing the application. Please send any comments regarding
the estimated completion time or any other aspect of this
application, including suggestions for reducing the time needed to
complete it, to the Director of the Office of Publications and
Public Affairs, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington,
D.C. 20506; and to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork
Reduction Project (3136-0134), Washington, DC 20503.
Block 1--Individual applicant or project director
Item a. Enter the name and mailing address of the person who will carry out the project or be chiefly responsible for directing it. (Information about an institution also is requested in Blocks 2, 11, and 12.)
Item b. In the space provided, enter the number corresponding to
the project director's preferred form of address:
1-Mr. 3-Miss 5-Professor 2-Mrs. 4-Ms. 6-Dr.
Item c. Enter the project director's full telephone number with area code and extension. Whenever possible, specify a telephone number at which a message can be left.
Item d. If possible, indicate the code for the appropriate major field from the list of Field of Project Categories and Codes on the reverse side of the Application Cover Sheet.
Block 2--Type of applicant
Identify Type of institution--for example, educational institution (elementary/secondary, school district, two-year college, four-year college, etc.), religious organization, museum, historical society, government (state, local, etc.), public media (TV, radio, newspaper, etc.), library (public, research, etc.), center (advanced study, research, etc.).
Identify Status as either Private Nonprofit or Unit of State
or Local Government.
Example: Type: Historical Society. Status: Private Nonprofit.
Block 3--Type of application
Check appropriate type:
Item a. New--applicants requesting a new period of funding, whether for an entirely new project or for a project funded by NEH for a previous period, should check this box.
Item b. Supplement--applicants requesting additional funding during a current NEH grant should check this box.
Block 4--Program to which application is being made
In the space provided, enter Education Development and Demonstration.
Under "Endowment Initiatives," enter 03T.
Block 5--Requested grant period
Grant periods begin on the first day of the month and end on the last day of the month. Project activities need not begin on the first day, but all project activities must take place within the requested grant period. Click here for further information about grant periods.
Block 6--Project funding
Enter here the appropriate figures from page 4 of the NEH Budget Form, "Project Funding for Entire Grant Period." Fill in lines (a) through (e); enter "0" for blank lines.
Block 7--Field of project
See the listing on the reverse side of the cover sheet for the category and code of the specific humanities field that best describes the content of the project.
Block 8--Descriptive title of project
Enter a brief title that clearly identifies the project and its humanities content. This title should be informative to a nonspecialist. NEH is obliged to be as clear as possible to the public about awards that it makes. The descriptive title will be used for this purpose whenever possible, but the Endowment staff may assign a different working title to the project.
Block 9--Description of project
Provide a brief description of the proposed project. Do not exceed the space provided.
Block 10--Will this proposal be submitted to another government
agency or private entity for funding?
This information is sought without prejudice to the application. NEH frequently cosponsors projects with other funding sources. If not applicable, indicate "N/A."
Block 11--Institutional data
Item a. Indicate the name of the institution and the city and state of its official mailing address.
Item b. Enter the institution's employer identification number.
Item c. Indicate the name and title of the person who is authorized to submit the application on behalf of the institution or organization and to provide the certifications required in Block 12.
Item d. Indicate the name, mailing address, form of address (see instructions for Block 1b), and the telephone number of the person who will be responsible for the financial administration of the grant if the award is made. For example, at many universities the provost, vice president, president, or chancellor is the person "authorized" to submit an application (see item c), but the actual administration of the project--such as negotiating the project budget or ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions of the award--is the responsibility of a grants or research officer. It is the latter person who should be listed here.
The Endowment is required to obtain from all applicants certifications regarding federal debt status, debarment and suspension, and a drug-free workplace. Applicants requesting more than $100,000 in grant funds also must certify regarding lobbying activities and may be required to submit a "Disclosure of Lobbying Activities" (Standard Form LLL). Institutional applicants are required to certify that they will comply with the nondiscrimination statutes and their implementing regulations. These certifications and the accompanying instructions should be read carefully before the application cover sheet is signed because most of these certifications impose new responsibilities on successful applicants. Click here to view or download the Application Cover Sheet. To view this sheet you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader software, which you can get free by clicking here.
Requested Grant Period
Grant periods begin on the first day of the month and end on the last day of the month. All project activities must take place during the requested grant period. For grant periods of longer than eighteen months, separate budgets for each twelve-month period of the project must be submitted.
The budget should contain all costs related to the project. Therefore it should include costs that will be supported by applicant or third-party cash and in-kind contributions as well as those that will be charged to grant funds. All of the items listed, whether supported by grant funds or cost-sharing contributions, must be reasonable, necessary to accomplish project objectives, allowable in terms of the applicable federal cost principles, auditable, and incurred during the grant period. Charges to the project for items such as salaries, fringe benefits, travel, and contractual services must conform to the written policies and established practices of the applicant organization. When indirect costs are charged to the project, care should be taken that expenses included in the organization's indirect cost pool are not charged to the project as direct costs.
1. Salaries and Wages
This section should include all project personnel except participants and consultants who are not employees of the applicant institution. Calculations for faculty compensation should be based on a percentage of academic year or annual salary. The division does not support replacement teachers or compensate faculty members for performing their regular duties. Compensation for support staff may be calculated as a percentage of salary or based on an hourly rate.
For Materials Development and Field Testing and Classroom Applications Grants: Salary compensation should be shown in the project budget as follows:
Compensation may be greater if institutes require extensive follow-up activities or smaller if portions of the work will be carried out by an administrative assistant or project coordinator or by the other co-director. Justification for requests for additional compensation or for an unusually long or complex project must be provided in the budget narrative.
2. Fringe Benefits
Fringe benefits should be calculated only for those individuals listed under Salaries and Wages. Fringe benefits may include contributions for social security, employee insurance, pension plans, etc. Only those benefits that are not included in an organization's indirect cost pool may be shown as direct costs.
Depending on institutional practice, fringe benefits may or may not be calculated for summer stipends. Also, fringe benefits for support, administrative, and part-time personnel may be calculated at different rates than academic year employees. This should be reflected in the breakdowns shown on the budget form.
3. Consultant Fees
List those individuals who would contribute to the project as visiting lecturers, leaders of faculty study sessions, technical consultants, and external evaluators. The honoraria for visiting faculty and other consultants range from $250 to $350 per person per day or $1,250 per person per week, not including travel and subsistence costs. Travel and subsistence costs should be entered in budget section 4.
Travel and subsistence costs, including participant travel that occurs as part of a summer institute or collaborative project, should be entered in this section. Costs should be calculated in conformity with institutional policy. (However, room and board for participants in residential projects should be entered in budget section 7.) Less-than-first-class accommodations must be used and foreign travel must be undertaken on U.S. flag carriers when such services are available. Project directors will attend planning meetings at the Endowment's offices in Washington, D.C. Directors should budget for a two-day meeting in the fall of 1996.
5. Supplies and Materials
Include such items as stationery supplies, computer diskettes, books and CDs for participants, films, videotapes, hardware costing less than $5,000, and educational software. All must be essential to the project. See the section for inadmissible budget items.
Include items such as costs of photocopying, postage, long distance telephone, and the printing of publicity materials. If rental of equipment is proposed, enter it in this section of the budget form. (Equipment may be purchased only if rental costs exceed purchase price.) Large or expensive equipment rentals and purchases must be justified in the budget narrative. (See section 8 for treatment of equipment purchases.)
7. Other Costs
Participant Stipends: Stipends for participants not employed by the applicant institution should be listed here. Institutes provide participants with an allowance to defray the costs of room and board and a stipend of $250 per week. The host institution should provide project participants with arrangements and privileges appropriate to their status as visiting scholar/teachers. In the case of residential institutes, the host institution is required to allow participants to apply the room and board allowance to off-campus housing and meals. For projects in Elementary and Secondary Education, applicants may charge the costs for support of school teachers participating in academic-year follow-up activities.
Equipment: When an applicant proposes to charge the purchase of permanent equipment to a project, this expense should be included under "Other Costs." The applicant must demonstrate in the budget narrative that the purchase of permanent equipment is necessary to carry out the project and will be less expensive than rental. Permanent equipment is defined as an item costing more than $5,000 with an estimated useful life of more than one year. Equipment costing less than $5,000 may be purchased and itemized under Supplies and materials.
8. Total Direct Costs
These are the costs of the project excluding indirect costs.
9. Indirect Costs (Overhead)
These are costs that are incurred for common or joint objectives and therefore cannot be readily identified with a specific project or activity of an organization. Examples of indirect cost items are the salaries of executive officers, the costs of operating and maintaining facilities including central computing facilities, local telephone service, office space and utilities, and accounting and legal services.
Indirect costs are computed by applying a federally negotiated indirect cost rate to a distribution base (usually the direct costs of the project, excluding institute participant stipends equipment, and subcontracts over $25.000). Organizations that wish to include overhead charges in the budget but do not have a current federally negotiated indirect cost rate or have not submitted a pending indirect cost proposal to a federal agency may choose one of the following options:
Include a brief budget narrative when costs are unusual or not easily related to the project narrative. Clarification of salary items may be useful here. If released time from teaching duties is proposed, indicate clearly how it will be used. Justifications for large or expensive equipment rentals and purchases must be provided here.
Inadmissible Budget Items
The following costs are not allowable and may not appear in project budgets:
The cost of replacement teachers or compensation for faculty members performing their regular duties.
The rental of recreational facilities and costs related to social events such as banquets, receptions, and entertainment.
Tuition fees for institute participants. Credit may be awarded to participants seeking it, however, at the discretion of the applicant institution. If any filing fee or tuition must be charged, it should be charged directly to those participants wishing to receive credit and should be fixed at the lowest possible rate. Such fees should not be deducted from the participants' stipends.
The division does not fund or accept as cost sharing the development of education technologies or materials that are solely pedagogical and do not concern specific academic content.
Sample A: Materials Development Grant NEH Cost Total Funds Sharing 1. Salaries and Wages Proj Dir/Sr Scholar 33.3% @ $65,000 $ 10,822 $10,822 $ 21,644 Sr. Tech. Producer 33.3% @ $55,000 $ 18,315 $ 18,315 Asst. Tech. Producer 20% @ $27,000 $ 5,400 $ 5,400 Programmer/Tech Spec 40% @ $50,000 $ 20,000 $ 20,000 Clerical 10% @ $18,000 $ 900 $ 900 $ 1,800 2. Fringe Benefits 22% of $65,359 $ 11,998 $ 2,381 $ 14,379 15% of $1,800 $ 135 $ 135 $ 270 3. Consultant Fees Advisory Bd Scholars 3 @ $300/9 days $ 8,100 $ 8,100 Picture/Hist Rshrs 2 @ $80/30 days $ 4,800 $ 4,800 Graphics Designer 30 hrs/@ $150 $ 4,500 $ 4,500 Legal Counsel 20 hrs/@ $200 $ 4,000 $ 4,000 4. Travel no. of total travel subsistence transport. persons days costs + costs = City/City   $600 $1500 $ 2,100 $ 2,100 City/   $250 $450 $ 700 $ 700 Wash., D.C. 5. Supplies and Materials e.g. Optical Drive Cartridges/memory upgrades, etc. $ 2,000 $ 2,000 Postage $ 400 $ 400 Photocopying $ 600 $ 600 6. Services Permissions $ 20,000 $ 20,000 Pressing CD-ROMs $ 800 $ 800 Phone $ 350 $ 350 7. Other Costs New Equipment (In-kind Contribution) $12,500 $ 12,500 8. Total Direct Costs $115,920 $26,738 9. Indirect Costs 35.9% of $130,158 $ 41,615 $ 5,111 $ 46,726 10. Total Project Costs (Direct and Indirect) $157,535 $31,849 $189,384 * This sample budget shows all project personnel as employed by the grantee institution with remuneration listed under 1. Salaries and Wages. In the case of projects in which several institutions cooperate, compensation for those participants not employed by the grantee institution should be entered under 7. Other Costs. Sample B: Field Testing and Classroom Applications Grant NEH Cost Total Funds Sharing 1. Salaries and Wages Project Director 25% (2-course release) @ $45,000/academic yr. $ 5,625 $ 5,625 $11,250 1 summer mo. at 11.1% $ 2,498 $ 2,497 $ 4,995 Secretarial Support 25% of $16,000/yr. $ 4,000 $ 4,000 2. Fringe Benefits 11% of $16,245 $ 1,787 $ 1,787 8% of $ 4,000 $ 320 $ 320 3. Consultant Fees Humanities Scholars 5 @ $350 $ 1,750 $ 1,750 Technical Consultant 2 @ $350 $ 700 $ 700 Curriculum Consultant 3 @ $350 $ 1,050 $ 1,050 Evaluator 10 @ $250 $ 2,500 $ 2,500 4. Travel no. of total travel subsistence transport. persons days costs + costs = City/City   $300 $350 $ 650 $ 650 City/City   $400 $300 $ 700 $ 700 City/City   $300 $730 $ 1,030 $ 1,030 City/City   $400 $210 $ 610 $ 610 City/ Wash., D.C.   $250 $350 $ 600 $ 600 5. Supplies and Materials Computer hardware/memory upgrades $ 2,000 $ 2,000 $ 4,000 Site licenses for educational software $ 1,500 $ 1,500 Computer discs 10 boxes @ $20 $ 200 $ 200 Stationery $ 100 $ 100 6. Services Printing est. 5,000 copies @ $.40 $ 2,000 $ 2,000 Photocopying est. 2,500 copies @ $.10 $ 250 $ 250 Videotaping $ 2,000 $ 2,000 7. Other Costs 8. Total Direct Costs $30,083 $11,909 $41,992 9. Indirect Costs 30% of $ 41,992 $ 9,025 $ 3,573 $12,598 10. Total Project Costs (Direct and Indirect) $39,108 $15,482 $54,590 Sample C: Local Teaching Collaborative NEH Cost Total Funds Sharing 1. Salaries and Wages Project Director 11.1% @ $38,000/ academic yr. $ 4,218 $ 4,218 Secretarial Support 10% @ $14,000/yr. $ 1,400 $ 1,400 2. Fringe Benefits 11% of $ 4,218 $ 464 $ 464 8% of $ 1,400 $ 112 $ 112 3. Consultant Fees Consultant 5 @ $250 per $ 1,250 $ 1,250 Consultant 3 @ $250 per $ 750 $ 750 4. Travel no. of total travel subsistence transport. persons days costs + costs = Within City   $ 0* $ 192 $ 432 $ 432 Wash., D.C.   $ 250 $ 450 $ 700 $ 700 (Project Directors Meeting) 5. Supplies and Materials Books and CDs 12 sets at $80 per $ 480 $ 480 $ 960 Computer hardware/high speed modems $ 1,500 $ 1,500 $ 3,000 6. Services 7. Other Costs Stipends to Participants 12 x $50 x 15 half days $ 9,000 $ 9,000 8. Total Direct Costs $18,794 $ 3,492 $18,806 9. Indirect Costs 10% of $13,286 $ 979 $ 349 $ 1,328 10. Total Project Costs (Direct and Indirect) $19,773 $ 3,841 $23,614 * Subsistence not available for in-city travel. Sample D: Institute NEH Cost Total Funds Sharing 1. Salaries and Wages Project Director 22.2% @ $60,000/ academic yr. $ 6,660 $ 6,660 $ 13,320 Assistant 20% @ $27,000/ academic yr. $ 2,700 $ 2,700 $ 5,400 Secretarial Support 3 mo. x 100% @ $14,000/yr. $ 1,750 $ 1,750 $ 3,500 2. Fringe Benefits 11% of $18,720 $ 1,030 $ 1,029 $ 2,059 8% of $ 3,500 $ 140 $ 140 $ 280 3. Consultant Fees Professor 3 $250/da. $ 750 $ 750 Professor 5 $250/da. $ 1,250 $ 1,250 Professor 3 $250/da. $ 750 $ 750 4. Travel no. of total travel subsistence transport. persons days costs + costs = City/City   $300 $730 $ 1,030 $ 1,030 City/City   $500 $425 $ 925 $ 925 City/City   $300 $300 $ 600 $ 600 City/ Wash., D.C.*   $250 $500 $ 750 $ 750 Participants/ City **  $10,000 $ 10,000 $ 10,000 5. Supplies and Materials Books and CDs 25 sets @ $90 per $ 2,250 $ 2,250 Films 3 films @ $75 ea rental $ 225 $ 225 6. Services Long Distance Telephone est. 40 tolls @ $3.00 $ 120 $ 120 Photocopying est. 2,500 copies @ $.10 $ 250 $ 250 Printing 5,000 @ $.40 $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 2,000 Postage 400 pieces at $.25 $ 100 $ 100 Advertising 3 journal notices @ $150 $ 450 $ 450 7. Other Costs Participant Stipends 25 x $250 x 4 wks. $ 25,000 $ 25,000 Participants' Room & Board 25 x $300 x 4 wks. $ 30,000 $ 30,000 8. Total Direct Costs $ 87,730 $ 13,279 $101,009 9. Indirect Costs 48% of $ 46,009 $ 15,710 $ 6,374 $ 22,084 10. Total Project Costs (Direct and Indirect) $ 103,440 $ 19,653 $123,093 * Project Directors Meeting ** Higher Education institutes only. Elementary and Secondary Education institutes normally serve thirty-five participants.
Each of the twelve copies of the application itself, placed underneath the separate documents in the application package, should be organized in the following way:
Twelve copies of the application should be assembled in this order:
Both restricted gifts (gifts that are given specifically in support of a project) and unrestricted gifts (gifts that may be used at the recipient's discretion) are eligible to be matched if the donors give the gifts directly to the applicant.
If a gift of money is given to an individual or organization associated with the project rather than directly to the applicant, that gift normally will not be deemed eligible to release federal matching funds. The only exception is if the donor has given the gift specifically in support of the project and control over the expenditure of these funds is transferred to the applicant.
Applicants should note that the following items are not eligible to be matched with federal funds: federally appropriated funds, deferred and noncash gifts, income earned from gifts after they are transferred to the applicant, and income received from any fees for participation in project activities.
Ineligible donors include the applicant who will carry out the project and any institutions or individuals who are involved in project activities and who will receive some sort of remuneration from project funds. To avoid any possibility of conflict of interest, a gift should not be used to release federal matching funds when there is the appearance that the donor might benefit in any way by giving a gift to a particular project.
The National Endowment for the Humanities participates in two government-wide Presidential Directives. Executive Order 12876 was promulgated in order to help strengthen and ensure the long-term viability of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Executive Order 12900 was issued by the White House on behalf of educational excellence for Hispanic Americans. The NEH encourages applications that respond to these Presidential Directives.
Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Status
Any private, nonprofit and tax-exempt organization, college or university, or branch of state or local government that is established in the United States may apply. To be eligible to receive NEH funding, applicants must have obtained tax-exempt status by the time funding decisions are made. Accordingly, by accepting a grant, the recipient certifies that it has tax-exempt status. It should be understood by the grant recipient that, in the event an award of a grant is erroneously made to an organization, institution, or group subsequently determined to be ineligible for a grant, the award may be terminated.
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 Employment 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).
Compliance with other Federal Laws
Applicants should be aware that a number of other federal laws and regulations apply to Endowment-supported projects. Depending on the project, these may include compliance with
Other requirements may apply, and applicants are encouraged to consult with Endowment officers early in the application process.