Announcements of Interest

NEH Humanities Connections Grants

Planning Grants

Faculty from two or more separate departments or schools (a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities) can collaborate to design a new curricular program or initiative with Planning Grants. Funded projects have supported plans for interdisciplinary courses and experiential activities that explore the changing landscape of suburban Philadelphia; examine the life and legacy of African American writer Paul Laurence Dunbar; integrate language and cultural training with engineering curriculum; and bring together humanities and public health disciplines in a health humanities certificate program.

Funding available: up to $35,000

Grant Period: 12 months

Learn more about and access program resources for Planning grants here: Planning Grants

Implementation Grants

Implementation Grants support interdisciplinary collaboration by faculty to implement a sustainable curricular program or initiative. Creating a curriculum teaching business and labor history to art and design students, and developing a three-course sequence in  focused on Boston Harbor for pre-professional undergraduate students are among this grant’s funded projects.

Funding Available: up to $150,000

Grant period: 18-36 months

Learn more about and access program resources for Implementation grants here: Implementation Grants

Send us a draft of your proposal 

Send your proposal drafts or summaries to the email below. We're happy to review them.

Optional drafts deadline: August 3, 2021

Application deadline: September 14, 2021

Questions? Contact the Division of Education Programs Team

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National Endowment for the HumanitiesCreated in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at:


Call for Papers: Special Issue "Are Muslim-Jewish Relations Improving in the 21st Century?"

The journal Religions has issued a Call for Papers on, "Are Muslim-Jewish Relations Improving in the 21st Century?"

Muslim-Jewish relations have been discussed throughout the past 1300 years. They are discussed in the Quran and the Hadith as well as in many texts written by Jewish spiritual leaders. The alleged enmity between Islam and Judaism and between Muslims and Jews, proclaimed by some radical voices does not do justice to the rich and complex history and to today’s reality of Muslim-Jewish relations. Generalizing Muslim-Jewish relations as either a relation of mutual hatred and war or as one of harmony in the pre-modern era seem to be largely rooted in politicized views. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict has often overshadowed Muslim-Jewish relations and has added to such a politization and polarization. However, there seems to be an increasing interest to look at Muslim-Jewish relations beyond that conflict. Some initiatives of Muslim-Jewish dialogue have been established in the European and American diaspora. More recently, ties between Israel and some Arab countries, such as the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco, have warmed with signing of agreements aimed at normalizing relations. The latter has been controversial because there is fear that they forego Palestinian interests. However, they have led to new discussions in the Middle East and beyond about improving Muslim-Jewish relations. This might be related to a longer trend in some Muslim countries to rediscover their Jewish heritage.

We invite scholars to reflect on today’s relations and trends of Muslim-Jewish relations. This issue will be focused on areas where Muslim-Jewish relations seem to be improving but we also welcome submissions that are more skeptical in their outlook. However, we hope to receive well-argued pieces (5,000 to 10,000 words) that help us to identify trends and factors that determine Muslim-Jewish relations today. We especially welcome case studies that look at projects that rediscover the local or regional Jewish or Muslim heritage and case studies of interfaith projects.

Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2021

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U.S. Academic Placements/Exchange for Israeli Scholars 

The Israel Institute offers two exchange programs that support Israeli scholars who want to come to the United States to conduct research, build academic networks, and teach.

The Teaching Fellow Program funds multi-year teaching placements at colleges and universities in the United States for academics with doctoral degrees and expertise in modern Israel. 

Application Deadline AY22-23 Placements: September 24, 2021. 

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The Visiting Faculty Program enables scholars with full time teaching positions at Israeli colleges and universities to come to the United States to teach about modern Israel for a year.

Application Deadline for AY22-23 Placements: September 14, 2021. 

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