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National Endowment for the Humanities awards $1.6 million in grants throughout California

We’re verklempt. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced its latest round of grant awards, with $14.8 million going to 253 projects in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Of those, 28 awards were made in California, for a total of $1.6 million.

California Humanities also will receive support from the NEH to support the public humanities statewide through our grants and programs. California, along with 55 other state and territorial humanities councils, stewards funds from the NEH made through the Office of Federal/State Partnership. This year, the councils were awarded a total of $47.5 million, an increase from last year.

We couldn’t be more grateful to the NEH and to congressional lawmakers for their support of the humanities and the work that we and our hundreds of grantees do to connect millions of people across the state to what it means to be human. We’re glad to see that our country continues to express the shared values of cultural preservation and public engagement with the humanities.

Check out the list of the 28 grants awarded in California from the NEH this year, and please join us in thanking the NEH for their support over social media: @NEHgov.

Saint Mary’s College of California
Awards for Faculty
Program Description: Support for advanced faculty research at an HSI.
Outright Amount: $40,000
Project Director: Anna Corwin

University of California, Riverside
Awards for Faculty
Program Description: Support for advanced faculty research at an HSI.
Outright Amount: $30,000
Project Director: Jody Benjamin

San Diego Historical Society
Common Heritage
Program Description: Support for a community historic preservation event.
Outright Amount: $12,000
Project Director: Mari Zarpour

San Francisco State University Foundation Inc.
Common Heritage
Program Description: Support for a community historic preservation event.
Outright Amount: $12,000
Project Director: Persis Karim

University of California, Santa Cruz
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
Program Description: Support to create or enhance a digital project in the humanities.
Outright Amount: $99,897
Project Director: Deanna Shemek

University of California, Berkeley
Digital Projects for the Public: Discovery Grants
Program Description: Support for a digital project that engages a public audience.
Outright Amount: $30,000
Project Director: Jonathan Zwicker

Exploratorium
Digital Projects for the Public: Production Grants
Program Description: Support for a digital project that engages a public audience.
Outright Amount: $200,000
Project Director: Robert Rothfarb

CyArk
Digital Projects for the Public: Prototyping Grants
Program Description: Support for a digital project that engages a public audience.
Matching Amount: $100,000
Project Director: John Ristevski

California State University, Sacramento
Fellowships
Program Description: Support for advanced research toward a publication.
Outright Amount: $60,000
Project Director: Mary Doyno

Claremont McKenna College
Fellowships
Program Description: Support for advanced research toward a publication.
Outright Amount: $30,000
Project Director: Suzanne Obdrzalek

University of California, Davis
Fellowships
Program Description: Support for advanced research toward a publication.
Outright Amount: $60,000
Project Director: Elizabeth Miller

University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowships
Program Description: Support for advanced research toward a publication.
Outright Amount: $60,000
Project Director: Natalie Operstein

University of California, Riverside
Fellowships
Program Description: Support for advanced research toward a publication.
Outright Amount: $60,000
Project Director: Steven Hackel

University of California, Santa Cruz
Fellowships
Program Description: Support for advanced research toward a publication.
Outright Amount: $60,000
Project Director: Yiman Wang

Independent Scholar
Fellowships
Program Description: Support for advanced research toward a publication.
Outright Amount: $60,000
Project Director: Noa Steimatsky

University of San Diego
Fellowships
Program Description: Support for advanced research toward a publication.
Outright Amount: $60,000
Project Director: Thomas Barton

University of Southern California
Fellowships
Program Description: Support for advanced research toward a publication.
Outright Amount: $35,000
Project Director: Luci Marzola

University of Southern California
Fellowships
Program Description: Support for advanced research toward a publication.
Outright Amount: $60,000
Project Director: Satoko Shimazaki

Stanford University
Fellowships for Advanced Research on Japan
Program Description: Support for advanced research in collaboration with the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission.
Outright Amount: $60,000
Project Director: Jun Uchida

University of California, Irvine
Fellowships for Advanced Research on Japan
Program Description: Support for advanced research in collaboration with the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission.
Outright Amount: $60,000
Project Director: Tara Rodman

Santa Monica College
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges
Program Description: Support for a new project that engages educators and students.
Outright Amount: $100,000
Project Director: Briana Simmons

San Jose State University Research Foundation
Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Program Description: Support for a new project that engages educators and students.
Outright Amount: $100,000
Project Director: Richard McNabb

University Corporation at Monterey Bay
Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Program Description: Support for a new project that engages educators and students.
Outright Amount: $99,441
Project Director: Nelson Graff

Vanguard University
Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Program Description: Support for a new project that engages educators and students.
Outright Amount: $98,317
Project Director: Kristen Lashua

Canyon Cinema Foundation
Preservation Assistance Grants
Program Description: Support for small and mid-sized institutions to care for significant humanities collections.
Outright Amount: $6,000
Project Director: Seth Mitter

County of Yolo
Preservation Assistance Grants
Program Description: Support for small and mid-sized institutions to care for significant humanities collections.
Outright Amount: $6,000
Project Director: Mark Fink

di Rosa Preserve
Preservation Assistance Grants
Program Description: Support for small and mid-sized institutions to care for significant humanities collections.
Outright Amount: $10,000
Project Director: Robin Bernhard

Precita Eyes Muralists Association, Inc.
Preservation Assistance Grants
Program Description: Support for small and mid-sized institutions to care for significant humanities collections.
Outright Amount: $6,000
Project Director: Julio Badel

Please join us in thanking the NEH for their incredible support for the humanities in California over social media: @NEHgov.

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