National Endowment for the Humanities Application-Writing Workshops Announced

The College of Letters & Science and the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are pleased to announce a day of National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Application-Writing Workshops on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

Mary Macklem, Senior Program Officer at the NEH, will be holding a series of application-writing workshops on the UW-Madison campus. These workshops, for applications for NEH fellowships and other funding, are free and open to faculty, students, and staff from UW-Madison and all other regional institutions of higher education, as well as cultural institutions (libraries, museums, etc.), public humanities groups, and independent scholars.

The first workshop session (approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes) provides an overview of NEH programs and grant opportunities. The second session (of equal length) focuses on writing a competitive application for peer review. These two sessions will take place in the morning.

In the afternoon, Mary Macklem will be available to meet with applicants in brief (15-20 minute) one-on-one meetings.*

These workshops are free, but registration was required both for the general morning sessions and for the afternoon one-on-one sessions before Friday, February 14th. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

The tentative schedule for the day is as follows:

Morning Sessions (Room 313, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706)

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Registration, informal meet-and-greet
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Welcome, introductions
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Session 1: Overview of NEH programs and special initiatives
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Questions, comment period
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.: Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Session 2: Strategies for writing competitive applications
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Questions, comment period

Afternoon Sessions (Room 215, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University Club Building, 432 East Campus Mall, Madison, WI 53706)*

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m: One-on-one sessions (15-20 minutes) with NEH representative (*ONE-ON-ONE WORKSHOPS FULL AS OF 01/17/20. All spots have been assigned. Please email to be added to the cancellation waitlist.)