US: New Guidelines Available for National Endowment for the Humanities Media Makers Grants

July 3, 2009

Request For Proposal

Posted on July 1, 2009 il
Deadline: August 26, 2009

New Guidelines Available for National Endowment for the Humanities Media Makers Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Grants for America’s Media Makers program support projects in the humanities that “explore stories, ideas, and beliefs that deepen our understanding of our lives and our world.”

The program invites proposals for radio, television, and digital media projects that combine radio or television programs with complementary projects using emerging technologies, museum exhibitions, reading and discussion programs, and other formats that expand and enhance programs’ humanities content. NEH offers grants for media projects in the development and production stages.

Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and format and to prepare programs for production. Awards for development typically range from $40,000 to $75,000 each, and are usually made for a period of six to twelve months.

Production grants support the preparation of a program for distribution. Applicants must submit a script for a radio or television program or a prototype or storyboard for a digital media project that demonstrates a solid command of the humanities ideas and scholarship related to a subject. Awards for production last for one to three years and may range from $100,000 to $800,000 each. Chairman’s Special Awards of up to $1 million are available for large-scale, collaborative, multi-format projects that will reach broad portions of the public.

Applications may be submitted for any phase of a project; applicants are not required to obtain a development grant before applying for a production grant.

Any U.S. nonprofit organization with tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies. Individuals are not eligible. Independent producers who wish to apply for NEH funding are advised to seek an eligible organization to sponsor the project and submit the application to NEH.

Visit the NEH Web site for complete program guidelines and examples of potential projects.

Link to Complete RFP

Primary Subject: Arts and Culture
Geographic Funding Area: National

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