Each participant will receive a $2850 stipend intended to help cover travel, housing, meals, and basic academic expenses. Stipends are taxable.
Full-Time Study and Tenure:
NEH Summer Seminar/Institute stipend recipients are expected to attend all meetings and devote full time to the activities for which the stipend was awarded during the announced period of the project. A stipend recipient may not accept a teaching assignment or undertake another major activity during the tenure of the award. Those who, for any reason, do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.
Dismissal from the Program:
All NEH Summer Scholars are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. This requires a respectful attitude toward fellow participants, faculty, guest lecturers, and others in all settings (program sessions, field trips, etc.). Unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated and egregious or repeated violations of this principle will be considered grounds for dismissal from the program at the discretion of the Project Director. Reasons for dismissal may include, but are not limited to, repeated absences from scheduled activities and disruptive or threatening behavior.
Consult the NEH Principles of Civility
All NEH Summer Scholars are required to evaluate their experience and report on their activities and accomplishments under the award. Participants will report at the end of the seminar or institute on online forms provided by the Endowment.
Optional Non-Degree Graduate Credit
All participants who complete the seminar will receive a formal certificate of completion from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Participants may also elect to earn up to three non-degree graduate credits from Hood College. Participants who wish earn to these credits will need to pay Hood tuition and fees, and the NEH does not provide funding for these costs. The total cost for three continuing education credits will be $1500 ($475 per credit hour x 3 + $75 fee). An additional assignment or project may also be required.
Please note, however, that you are by no means required to enroll in the seminar for credit. These credits are made available, on an optional basis, for professional development purposes.