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National Endowment for the Humanities Application-Writing Workshops

February 20, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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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 NEH application-writing workshops.


On Thursday, February 20, 2020, Mary Macklem, Senior Program Officer from 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.


In the morning, the first workshop session provides an overview of NEH programs and grant opportunities. The second session focuses on writing a competitive application for peer review. In the afternoon, Mary Macklem will be available to meet with applicants in brief (15-20 minute) one-on-one meetings.*


These events are free, but registration was required, both for the general morning sessions and for the afternoon one-on-one sessions before Friday, February 14, 2020. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.




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 info@irh.wisc.edu to be added to the cancellation waitlist.)


Remember to register by Friday, February 14, 2020.

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February 20, 2020
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Pyle Center, Room 313
702 Langdon Street
Madison, 53706 United States