National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Division of Public Programs
01/08/20 11:59 PM ET
Grants of up to $75,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal governments, and higher education institutions for the development of humanities-related media projects. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to six weeks to complete. Funding is intended for film, television, radio, and podcast development.
The Media Projects: Development Grants program supports the collaboration of media producers and scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Awards should result in a script (for documentary film or television programs) or a detailed treatment (for radio programs or podcasts) and may also yield a plan for outreach and public engagement. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship.
The Division of Public Programs encourages media projects that promote a deeper understanding of American history and culture and advance civic education. The Division of Public Programs also supports media projects that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities.
Film and television development projects may be a single film or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs may be intended for regional or national distribution, via traditional carriage or online distribution. This Media Projects: Development Grants program does not fund development of single short films. Proposed films must be longer than thirty minutes. Series of multiple films may be any length.
Radio and podcast development projects may involve single programs, limited series, or segments within an ongoing series. They may be intended for regional or national distribution.
All projects applying to the Media Projects program should:
Media Projects: Development Grants may support activities such as:
For information on NIH areas of interest, see https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/Media-Projects-Development-NOFO-January-2020.pdf#page=6
GrantWatch ID#: 178021
Estimated Number and Type of Award(s): 5 grants
Most awards are made for up to $40,000, with a maximum of $75,000 for complex projects that will reach national audiences.
Awards are usually made for a period of performance of six to twelve months. Projects should begin on September 1, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions, assistance, or to submit a draft proposal:
Division of Public Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
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