DEADLINES | National Endowment for the Humanities seeks media projects for grant program

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities

WASHINGTON, D.C.| Through the America’s Media Makers program, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports the creation of interactive digital media and film, television, and radio projects that engage the public in the exploration of humanities concepts.

Under the program, NEH offers two kinds of grants.

Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script or a design document and should also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement in collaboration with a partner organization or organizations.

Production grants support the production and distribution of digital projects, films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs that have the potential to engage the public.

NEH encourages projects in multiple formats so as to better engage the public in the exploration of the humanities. Projects might include complementary components that expand or deepen the audience’s understanding of a subject — for example, museum exhibitions, book/film discussion programs, or other formats that engage audiences in new ways. Deadline is August 14, 2013.

Awards range in amount from $100,000 to $800,000 for a period of one to three years. In rare circumstances, Chairman’s Special Awards of up to $1 million are available for large- scale, collaborative, multi-format projects that will reach a broad public.

Any U.S. nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code is eligible to apply, as are state and local governmental agencies and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Individuals are not eligible. Independent producers who wish to apply for NEH funding must seek an eligible organization to sponsor the project and submit the application to NEH.

Visit the NEH Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

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