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NEH Summer Institutes allow K-12 educators an opportunity to enrich and revitalize their teaching through the study of humanities topics that bear upon K-12 education. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program, but the programs are not intended to duplicate graduate-level courses.
Women and Colonization: Early Encounters in the American Colonies
This institute will welcome 30 participants to pursue an intensive program of study under a team of scholarly experts, who present a range of perspectives on the history of women in the Americas. Participants and scholars will mutually explore connections between scholarship and teaching of women’s history in the K-12 classroom.
Participants (Summer Scholars) will receive a $2,200 stipend for participation in the institute. The stipend is intended to help cover expenses incurred through participation in the program. Stipends are determined according to the duration of the NEH Seminar or Institute: one week ($1,300), two weeks ($2,200), three weeks ($2,850), four weeks ($3,450). The stipend is taxable.
Full-Time Study and Tenure
Participants are expected to attend all meetings and engage fully as professionals in the work of the project. During the project, participants may not undertake teaching assignments or professional activities unrelated to their participating in the project. Those who, for any reason, do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.
Participants are also required to submit an evaluation at the end of the program.
Dismissal from the Program
All 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 Directors. Reason for dismissal may include, but are not limited to, repeated absences from scheduled activities and disruptive or threating behavior.
Consult the NEH Principles of Civility for more information about expectations of participant behavior during the Institute.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.