Stipend & Housing Information

Selected participants in this three-week institute will receive a stipend of $2,700.  Stipends are intended to help cover travel expenses to and from the project location, books and other research expenses, and ordinary living expenses.  Stipends are taxable.

Institute participants are required to attend all meetings and to engage fully as professionals in the work of the project.  During the project’s tenure, they may not undertake teaching assignments or any other professional activities unrelated to their participation in the project.  Participants who, for any reason, do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.

At the end of the project’s residential period, NEH Summer Scholars will be asked to submit online evaluations in which they review their work during the summer and assess its value to their personal and professional development.  These evaluations will become part of the project’s grant file.

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, A/C, and outlets for cable TV, phone, and high-speed internet.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own linens and kitchen supplies.  The current negotiated Newberry rates are $1,300 for four weeks for a one person studio; $1,400 for a two-person studio; $1,800 for one bedroom with up to three persons.  There are also low-to-moderately priced restaurants within walking distance to the Newberry and surrounding accommodations.

Participants are free as well to make their alternative housing arrangements.  The Newberry will provide a comprehensive list of nearby housing options to successful applicants.  You may also consult the Accommodations page on the Newberry website for other options.