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NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers

NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers at the New-York Historical Society
“Race and Politics in the American Civil War”
July 13-25, 2014

Application Deadline: March 4, 2014

Summer Scholars will be housed in suite style dormitories in Plimpton Hall at Barnard College Columbia University on Amsterdam Avenue at 121st Street. Each suite has five single bedrooms with a communal kitchen, small common area, and bathroom. Each bedroom is equipped with a single bed with linens, towels and a pillow, a desk and chair, small bookshelf, dresser, and wardrobe. Kitchens have an oven, stove, and refrigerator but do not have a microwave, dishes, or other kitchen supplies. Participants who do not wish to stay in Plimpton Hall are responsible for organizing and paying for their own accommodations and must alert the Project Directors upon acceptance into the Institute.

To travel between housing and the Institute, participants will take the number 1 subway train from 116th Street to 79th Street. It is an approximately 10 minute walk to each subway stop. Metrocards will be provided.

Participants will receive a $2,100 stipend. The first half of the stipend will be distributed on the first day of the Institute, and the second half will follow on the last day. Stipends are taxable and are intended to help cover project expenses.

For those participants staying in provided housing, the cost of housing will be deducted directly from the stipend at a rate of $67 per night, totaling $804 for the duration of the stay. These participants will therefore receive a total stipend of $1,296 in two installments of $648 on the first and last day of the Institute.

At the conclusion of the Institute, participants who attend all sessions and complete all assignments will receive a certificate of completion along with a detailed letter outlining the syllabus and participants’ responsibilities, which may assist in pursuing continuing education credits in your home district or state.


“Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

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