NEH Summer Institute

A Summer Institute (Residential) for Secondary School Teachers (Grades 6–12) at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in collaboration with Center for Inter-American and Border Studies (CIBS) and Institute of Oral History (IOH)

July 16th – July 30th, 2023

Applications Closed

Application Process


Application: 2021 Summer Virtual Institute

This year's NEH Summer Institute will be held virtually via Zoom.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021, by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time).

All applicants will be notified of their status on March 26, 2021, by email.

Applicants must accept by April 2, 2021.

A selection committee is comprised of the two directors and two or more colleagues, at least one of whom is a 6-12 teacher. They evaluate all complete applications to select a group of NEH Summer Scholars and identify alternates.

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Application Information


This institute is designed principally for full-time or part-time teachers and librarians in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools, as well as homeschooling parents. Museum educators and other K-12 school system personnel—such as administrators, substitute teachers, and curriculum developers—are also eligible to participate.

To be considered eligible, applicants must submit a complete application as indicated at the link above. Applicants may only attend one summer institute funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities each summer.

Individuals may not apply to the institute whose co-director is a family member, is affiliated with the prospective applicant’s institution, or is someone with whom the prospective applicant has previously studied.

Participant Selection

A selection committee, comprised of the two directors and colleagues, at least one of whom is a 6-12 teacher, will evaluate all completed applications to select a group of participants and to identify alternates.

The committee will look to assemble a cohort with diverse experiences and perspectives by assessing the impact of this institute on their teaching, and willingness to engage in multiple conversations about challenging and uncomfortable topics. Some institute spaces will be reserved for those who have been teaching for five years or less.

Some topics may be of a sensitive nature and we urge all participants to be open-minded, conscientious, and willing to engage their colleagues and our invited scholars.


Equal Opportunity Statement

Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age. For further information, write to:

Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities
400 7th Street, SW
Washington, D.C., 20024

TDD: 202/606-8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).

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