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Participating in an NEH summer program as a “Summer Scholar” brings certain benefits and expectations.
Each participant will receive a stipend of $2,100 for participation in this two-week institute. This stipend is intended to help cover travel, housing, meals, and basic academic expenses. Stipends are taxable.
Full-Time Study and Tenure: Summer Scholars are expected to attend all meetings and devote full time to the activities for which the stipend was awarded during the announced period of the project. A stipend recipient may not accept a teaching assignment or undertake another major activity during the tenure of the award. Those who, for any reason, do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.
Dismissal from the Program: All Summer Scholars are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. This requires a respectful attitude toward fellow participants, faculty, guest lecturers, and others in all settings (program sessions, field trips, etc.). Unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated and egregious or repeated violations of this principle will be considered grounds for dismissal from the program at the discretion of the Project Director. Reasons for dismissal may include, but are not limited to, repeated absences from scheduled activities and disruptive or threatening behavior.
Consult the NEH Principles of Civility for more information about expectations of participant behavior during the institute.
Evaluation: All Summer Scholars are required to evaluate their experience and report on their activities and accomplishments under the award. The New-York Historical Society will provide participants with an evaluation form on the last day of the institute that they will complete before departing.
“Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.”