2023-24’s supportive initiatives included first-ever campus visit from NEH official Claudia Kinkela, Minnowbrook writing retreat, panel discussion on open-access publishing and workshop to jumpstart summer writing.

At the heart of academia, humanities faculty conduct vital work, exploring the depths of human experience, history and culture. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent federal agency established in 1965, stands as a key supporter of these efforts. This month alone, the NEH announced $26.2 million in grants for 238 humanities projects across the country.

As a leading funder of humanities programs, including several recent grants to A&S | Maxwell faculty, the NEH plays a pivotal role in bolstering the work of humanities scholars, educators and students. Through grants to cultural institutions, scholars and educational initiatives, NEH promotes research, preserves cultural heritage and fosters lifelong learning.

NEH Makes an Inaugural Visit to CNY Humanities Corridor

The arrival of Claudia Kinkela, senior program officer in the division of research for the NEH, marked a milestone for humanities scholars across Central New York. Sponsored by the CNY Humanities Corridor, the March 1 event at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center saw 137 registrants, demonstrating a need and eagerness to hear Kinkela’s insight and guidance on crafting competitive applications for agency funding. Her presentation provided attendees with invaluable knowledge about the NEH evaluation process.

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