Participating in an NEH summer program as an “NEH Summer Scholar” brings certain benefits and expectations.

Stipends

Each participant will receive a stipend according to the duration of the Seminar or Institute, whether one ($1,200) two ($2,100), three ($2,700), or four ($3,300) weeks. The stipend is intended to help cover travel, housing, meals, and basic academic expenses. Stipends are taxable.

Expectations

  • Full-Time Study and Tenure: NEH Summer Seminar/Institute stipend recipients 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 NEH 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. Click here for the NEH Principles of Civility.
  • Evaluation: All NEH Summer Scholars are required to evaluate their experience and report on their activities and accomplishments under the award. Participants will report at the end of the seminar or institute on online forms provided by the Endowment.

Housing

Many participants have chosen furnished apartments at Canterbury Court, just a few blocks from the library.  All studio and one bedroom apartments come with kitchens, private bathrooms with tub & shower, large walk-in closets, high ceilings, wall-to-wall carpeting, mini-blinds on all windows, and outlets for cable TV, phone, and high-speed internet.  Air conditioning optional at $160 monthly.   Participants are responsible for bringing their own linens and kitchen supplies.  The current negotiated Newberry rates for summer 2019 are $1,650 for four weeks for a studio and $2,000 for a one bedroom.  Availability subject to change. 

Participant may also consult the Accommodations page on the Newberry website for the most up to date information on special negotiated room rates for Newberry program participants. Participants are free as well to make their own alternative housing arrangements through AirBnB or other short term housing rental sites.