Checklist of Application Materials

A completed application consists of three copies of the following collated items:

  • copy of the completed NEH online application cover sheet
  • a resume or short biography
  • an application essay (up to one double-spaced page) as outlined below
  • one letter of recommendation as described below

Application Cover Sheet

The application cover sheet must be filled out online at this address:

Application cover sheet

Please follow prompts; be sure to indicate your first and second choices of workshop dates. Print out the cover sheet and add it to your application package. Finally, be sure to click on the “submit” button. A full application consists of the items listed above, sent to the project director’s address at the Kentucky Historical Society listed below.

Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on April 1, 2013, and they will have until April 5, 2013 to accept or decline the offer.

Please include a resume or brief biography detailing your educational qualifications and professional experience.

Application Essay
The application essay should be up to one double-spaced page. The essay should address your professional background; interest in the subject of the workshop; special perspectives, skills or experiences that would contribute to the workshop; and how the experience would enhance your teaching or school service.

Reference Letter
Each applicant should provide a letter of recommendation from his or her school principal, department head, district administrator or home schooling association president as appropriate. Please ask your referee to sign across the seal on the back of the envelope containing the letter. Enclose the letter with your application.

Principles of Civility

The Endowment’s Seminars, Institutes and Workshops are intended to extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the humanities by focusing on significant topics, texts and issues; contribute to the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants; and foster a community of inquiry that provides models of excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Seminar, Institute and Workshop presentations and discussions should be:

  1. firmly grounded in rigorous scholarship and thoughtful analysis
  2. conducted without partisan advocacy
  3. respectful of divergent views
  4. free from ad hominem commentary
  5. devoid of ethnic, religious, gender or racial bias.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.