Faculty Opportunity: NEH Workshop

Posted on 2/6/2018 12:47:18 PM


National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Application Workshop
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Advanced registration is required.

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the University of Memphis will welcome Mark Silver, Senior Program Officer in the Research Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities, who will conduct a free workshop on applying for NEH grants. Anyone interested in learning about NEH funding opportunities and application strategies is welcome to attend this event.

This free workshop is open to the public, and advanced registration is required. The registration deadline is March 5, 2018.

In the first half of the workshop, Dr. Silver will provide an overview of NEH funding opportunities and offer tips for writing competitive proposals, focusing especially on NEH Fellowships, Summer Stipends, and Awards for Faculty. In the second half of the workshop, he will run a mock application review panel. Participants will read, discuss, and rank proposals following NEH’s procedures in order to understand more fully how applications are evaluated and recommended for NEH funding.

In addition to providing general information, Dr. Silver will be available to meet individually with prospective applicants to discuss their projects and offer advice about their proposals. Space is limited and is expected to fill quickly. Individual appointments will be scheduled first-come, first-served to those who submit a one-page single-spaced statement of their project (deadline for submission is Monday, March 5, 2018).  Appointments are available on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 14, and on Thursday, March 15. Each appointment will last 20 minutes.

To participate in the workshop and/or request an individual appointment, please Register. E-mail your questions to NEHWorkshop@memphis.edu.

Mark Silver is the Asia specialist on the staff of NEH’s Research Division. He works primarily in the Division’s programs for individuals, including Fellowships, Summer Stipends, Awards for Faculty, and the newly established Public Scholar Program (for which he is the team leader). He has also chaired review panels in the Collaborative Research and Scholarly Editions and Translations programs. Before joining the Endowment, he taught Japanese language and literature at Middlebury College, Connecticut College, and Colgate University. He has published reviews and peer-reviewed articles in the field of Japanese Studies, as well as a book titled Purloined Letters: Cultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime Literature, 1868-1937 (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2008). He holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures from Yale University.


The IUP Research Institute has a travel fund set aside to support faculty and staff with sponsored research activity and related endeavors. Applicants must articulate in an e-mail how receiving these funds will advance the project or improve the competitiveness of future proposals. Funding is contingent upon availability as determined by the IUP-RI. Contact your grant and contact specialist if you are interested.