BUILDING THE NEW SOUTH

THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION OF THE PIEDMONT AFTER THE CIVIL WAR

 
                               



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How to Apply

  Eligibility

Full-time and adjunct community college faculty in any humanities or humanities-related discipline are encouraged to apply, but other community college faculty and staff, including librarians and administrators, are eligible to compete, provided they can advance the teaching and/or research goals of the workshop.  An applicant need not have an advanced degree in order to qualify.   Applicants must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline.  Foreign nationals teaching outside the U.S. are not eligible to apply. 

 Application

Applicants must first read the 2010 NEH application information and instructions. (Click here). An applicant may apply to a maximum of three (3) NEH summer programs(seminars, Landmark programs, or institutes), but may participate in only one.  Each applicant must complete the NEH application cover sheet and submit an application package to the project co-director (address below).  

There are four components to the application:

1. The application cover sheet. It is available online at:
 
http://www.neh.gov/online/education/participants/ One copy must be submitted electronically to NEH. Make a paper copy for submission to the project co-director. 

2.  Perhaps the most important part of the completed application is an essay of one to two double-spaced pages. This essay should include information about your professional background and interest in the subject of the workshop; your special perspectives, skills, or experiences that would contribute to the workshop; and how the experience would enhance your teaching or school service.

3.  Include a resume or CV detailing your educational qualifications and professional experience.

4.  Additionally, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from your department chair or your division head or a reference from another professional familiar with your work.  Please enclose your letter of recommendation, with the authorís name signed across the back of the sealed envelope, with your application package.  Do not send the letter of reference separately to the project co-director.

SUBMIT THREE COPIES OF THE COMPLETED APPLICATION COVER SHEET, ESSAY, AND RESUME WITH YOUR LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION TO:
JOHN BECK
NEH PROJECT CO-DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
ELON UNIVERSITY
2335 CAMPUS BOX
ELON, NC, 27244

 Your completed application must be postmarked no later than March 2, 2010.  Only applications mailed to the co-director can be considered.  Submitting the application to the NEH site does not constitute a complete application.

A selection committee will read and evaluate all properly completed applications. Successful candidates will be notified by April 1, 2010, and will have until April 5, 2010, to accept or decline the offer.  Those not accepted initially will be put on a waiting list and will be offered acceptance as space becomes available.  There is room for 25 participants in each of the two sessions.

 Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.  For further information, write to NEH Equal Opportunity Officer, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20506.  TDD: 202/606-8282 (this is a special telephone device for the deaf).

Questions?

Contact project co-director John Beck at jbeck4@elon.edu or 919-602-1460.