Tudor Books and Readers: 1485-1603
APPLICATION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
In order to apply for the "Tudor Books and Readers: 1485-1603" 2012 NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers, please proceed as follows:
1. Download the NEH application packet. It contains detailed information on eligibility; selection criteria; stipend, tenure, and conditions of award; application instructions; and submission of applications and notification procedure.
2. Applicants must complete and submit the NEH application cover sheet online in addition to providing the information requested below.
3. A complete application consists of three copies of the following collated items:
In addition, it must include two letters of recommendation as described below.
The application cover sheet
Please fill it out online as directed by the prompts. When you are finished, be sure to click on the “submit” button. Print out the cover sheet and add it to your application package. At this point you will be asked if you want to fill out a cover sheet for another project. If you do, follow the prompts and select another project and then print out the cover sheet for that project. Note that filling out a cover sheet is not the same as applying, so there is no penalty for changing your mind and filling out cover sheets for several projects. A full application consists of the items listed above, as sent to a project director.
Please include a detailed résumé, curriculum vitae, or brief biography (not to exceed five pages).
The Application Essay
The application essay should be no more than four double spaced pages. This essay should include any relevant personal and academic information. It should address reasons for applying; the applicant's interest, both academic and personal, in the subject to be studied; qualifications and experiences that equip the applicant to do the work of the seminar or institute and to make a contribution to a learning community; a statement of what the applicant wants to accomplish by participating; and the relation of the project to the applicant's professional responsibilities.
The two referees may be from inside or outside the applicant’s home institution. They should be familiar with the applicant's professional accomplishments or promise, teaching and/or research interests, and ability to contribute to and benefit from participation in the seminar or institute. Referees should be provided with the director's description of the seminar or institute and the applicant's essay. Applicants who are current graduate students should secure a letter from a professor or advisor. Please ask each of your referees to sign across the seal on the back of the envelope containing the letter. Enclose the letters with your application.
All application materials must be sent via post to the following address:
Applications must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2012 to be considered eligible. Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on Monday, April 2, 2011, and they will have until Friday, April 6 to accept or decline the offer.