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Applications Now Closed, Deadline Was: March 3, 2023 at 11:59 pm pacific time.

Decisions will be announced April 3, 2023!


Please read the following critical information on applying:

Principles of Civility

From the Fragments will follow the Principles of Civility for NEH Professional Development Programs and will take responsibility for encouraging an ethos of openness and respect, upholding the basic norms of civil discourse. Seminar, Institute, and Landmarks 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 of ad hominem commentary; and

5.    devoid of ethnic, religious, gender, disability, or racial bias.

NEH welcomes comments, concerns, or suggestions on these principles at

Participant Eligibility

Participation is open to any full- or part-time K–12 educators who teach in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools, or home schooling settings/communities. Museum educators and other K–12 school system personnel are also eligible. At least three spaces per workshop session or six spaces total for the entire program are reserved for teachers who are new to the profession (five or fewer years teaching experience).

Participants 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. U.S. citizens teaching abroad at U.S. chartered institutions are also eligible to participate. Foreign nationals teaching abroad are not eligible to participate.​

Individuals may not apply to participate in a Landmarks workshop whose director is a family member, who is affiliated with the same institution, who has served as an instructor or academic advisor to the applicant, or who has led a previous NEH-funded Institute or Landmarks program attended by the applicant.

Participants may not be delinquent in the repayment of federal debt (e.g. taxes, student loans, child support payments, and delinquent payroll taxes for household or other employees). Individuals may not apply to participate in a Landmarks workshop if they have been debarred or suspended by any federal department or agency.

Participant Expectations

Participants are expected to be present the entire length of the institute and to participate in its work on a full-time basis. If a participant departs before the end of the week, they will receive a prorated share of the stipend. The UNH Certificate of Participation for 30 Contact Hours will be given only to those educators who complete the full institute.

An individual may apply to up to two NEH summer projects (NEH Landmarks Workshops, NEH Summer Seminars, or NEH Summer Institutes), but may participate in only one. Once an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program is accepted, participants may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer. 

Participants are required to submit a project evaluation. During the Institute, participants must abide by University of New Hampshire conduct, health, and safety guidelines.

Selection Process

The UNH project team will read and evaluate all properly completed applications. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds, from a wide range of subject matters, and in broad and varied learning and teaching contexts. We are looking for applicants who make a strong case for how this institute will benefit them professionally and personally and who show clear potential to bring the week’s learning forward with them and to their students and communities.

Of note, while recent NEH summer program participants are eligible to apply, NEH requires first consideration be given to applicants who have not previously participated in an NEH-supported seminar, institute, or workshop.

​Decisions will be made by April 3, 2023. Educators who are selected must accept by April 14, 2023. 

​NEH programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or sexual orientation. For further information, write to NEH Equal Opportunity Officer, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20506.  TDD:  202/606‑8282 (for the hearing impaired only).

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