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Lions, tigers, and humanities grantees, oh my! National Endowment for the Humanities Announces Latest Awards

15 different California-based projects are included the latest round of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)’s grant awards, which it announced this week. $29 million in NEH grant awards will support 215 projects nationwide, with a total $2.3 million allocation towards California-based projects.

California Humanities has also received support from the NEH in 2019 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 altogether 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 15 grants awarded in California from the NEH this year, and please join us in thanking the NEH for their support over social media: @NEHgov.

University of California, Berkeley
Collaborative Research
Program Description: Support for research projects that bring together a team of scholars to explore a humanities topic.
Outright Amount: $185,399
Project Director: Rosemary Joyce

Museum Associates
Exhibitions: Implementation
Program Description: Support for the creation of an exhibition.
Outright Amount: $100,000
Project Director: Stephen Little

University of California, Berkeley
Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
Program Description: Support to create a professional development program for scholars that extends knowledge in the digital humanities.
Outright Amount: $165,034
Project Director: Rachael Samberg

Mangalam Centers
Institutes for College and University Teachers
Program Description: Support to create a summer professional development program for college faculty.
Outright Amount: $146,217
Project Director: William Waldron

San Jose State University Research Foundation
Institutes for School Teachers
Program Description: Support to create a summer professional development program for school teachers.
Outright Amount: $159,898
Project Director: Matthew Spangler

San Jose State University Research Foundation
Institutes for School Teachers
Program Description: Support to create a summer professional development program for school teachers.
Outright Amount: $184,624
Project Director: Susan Shillinglaw

University Corporation at Monterey Bay
Media Projects Development
Program Description: Support to develop a documentary film, television, radio, or podcast project that engages the public.
Outright Amount: $74,989
Project Director: Meghan O’Hara

International Documentary Association
Media Projects Production
Program Description: Support to produce a documentary film, television, radio, or podcast project that engages the public.
Outright Amount: $650,000
Project Director: Ben Loeterman

County of Yolo
Preservation Assistance Grants
Program Description: Support for small and mid-sized institutions to care for significant humanities collections.
Outright Amount: $5,000
Project Director: Mark Fink

Santa Monica History Museum
Preservation Assistance Grants
Program Description: Support for small and mid-sized institutions to care for significant humanities collections.
Outright Amount: $4,033
Project Director: Sara Crown

Sonoma County Library
Preservation Assistance Grants
Program Description: Support for small and mid-sized institutions to care for significant humanities collections.
Outright Amount: $7,663
Project Director: Joanna Kolosov

University of La Verne
Preservation Assistance Grants
Program Description: Support for small and mid-sized institutions to care for significant humanities collections.
Outright Amount: $10,000
Project Director: Felicia Beardsley

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Scholarly Editions and Translations
Program Description: Support to prepare editions or translations of pre-existing texts of value to the humanities.
Outright Amount: $299,955
Project Director: Patricia Kalayjian

Stanford University
Scholarly Editions and Translations
Program Description: Support to prepare editions or translations of pre-existing texts of value to the humanities.
Outright Amount: $200,000
Matching Amount: $50,000
Project Director: Clayborne Carson

San Diego State University Research Foundation
Seminars for College Teachers
Program Description: Support to create a summer professional development program for college faculty.
Outright Amount: $105,000
Project Director: Erika Robb Larkins

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

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