Apply for Engaging Geography in the Humanities by March 1, 2020!


Application Instructions


A complete application consists of the following items:

1) The Application Form

Fill out the application form by 11:59PM EST, March 1, 2020. Late applications will not be considered.

2) The Application Essay

Please upload a PDF of your application essay to this link. Make sure your last name is in the filename (ex. “Blevins_Essay.pdf.”). Your essay should be no more than 4500 characters or roughly 800 words. Application essays should explain how this specific program will benefit you, the participant, professionally. You should, therefore, address the following:

  1. Your qualifications, unique perspective, skills, background, and experiences that equip you to do the work of the institute and will make you a valuable contributor to the program.
  2. Your intellectual interests as they relate to the topic of the institute.
  3. How participation will enhance your teaching. Please be specific in describing ways that you envision the program augmenting your existing curriculum or curriculum that you are developing.

We are looking for how your interests, teaching, and experiences are related to the institute and its connection to your professional responsibilities.

3) A CV or Resume

Please upload a .PDF of your curriculum vitae or resume (not to exceed five pages) to this link. Make sure your last name is in the filename (ex. “Blevins_CV.pdf.”).


Applicant Eligibility and Requirements


We aim to build a diverse cohort of scholars, university, and college teachers interested in exploring the possibilities and productive tensions at the intersection of geography and the humanities. The Institute is designed primarily for full-time or part-time faculty who teach undergraduate students. Advanced graduate students, and those employed by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other organizations are also eligible to participate. All applicants must demonstrate that their participation will advance the teaching and scholarly goals of the program.

Equal Opportunity Statement: Endowment programs do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age. For further information, write to the Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. TDD: 202/606‑8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).

Selection Process and Criteria


A selection committee, comprised of the project directors and one additional reader, will evaluate all complete applications to select a group of Summer Scholars and to identify alternates. Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

Please note: