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Summer Seminars and Institutes

The National Endowment for the Humanities

Program Summary

The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the Federal Government which supports the Humanities. Each year the NEH's Division of Education Programs offers teachers opportunities to study humanities topics in a variety of Summer Seminars and Institutes. The dates and duration of each project are listed under each title.


Each seminar includes fifteen participants working in collaboration with one or two leading scholars. Participants will have access to a major library collection, with time reserved to pursue individual research and study projects.


Institutes provide intensive collaborative study of texts, topics, and ideas central to undergraduate teaching in the humanities under the guidance of faculties distinguished in their fields of scholarship. Institutes aim to prepare participants to return to their classrooms with a deeper knowledge of current scholarship in key fields of the humanities.

Continuities and Crises: The Interplay of Religion and Politics in China
June 4-July 6, 2001 (5 weeks)
Director: Roger T. Ames
Faculty: Paul Cohen, Edward L. Davis, Prasenjit Duara, Dru Gladney, Mark Lewis, Evelyn S. Rawski, Mingzheng Shi, Kate Xiao Zhou
Information: Sandra Osaki
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601
Phone: (808) 944-7337


For detailed eligibility requirements, applicants should consult the written application materials. Selection committees for seminars and institutes are directed to give first consideration to applicants who have not participated in an NEH-supported seminar or institute in the last three years.


All teachers selected to participate in a seminar or institute will be awarded a stipend of $2,800, $3,250, or $3,700 (depending on the length of the seminar or institute) to cover the costs of travel, books and other research expenses, and living expenses.


The application deadline for Summer Seminars and Institutes is March 1, 2001.

Application and for more information

Please send or e-mail a request for application information and expanded project descriptions to the seminar and institute directors listed here. When doing so, please include your regular mailing address since directors may send application material through the mail. You may request information about as many projects as you like, but you may apply to no more than two projects.

Please direct all questions concerning individual seminars and institutes as well as all requests for application materials to the appropriate director. General questions concerning the National Endowment for the Humanities' Seminars and Institutes Program may be directed to 202/606-8463 or e-mail:

Equal Opportunity 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, NW, Washington, DC 20506. TDD (for the hearing-impaired only) 202/606-8282.

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