Housing and Stipend

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NEH Summer Scholars will be housed on-campus in two-bedroom apartments located along the White River. Costing $43 a night per person, the River Walk apartments feature kitchens (with oven/range, dishwasher, refrigerator, dinette, and microwave); individual, private bathrooms; full-size washer and dryer; desks and chairs; free wireless internet access; individually controlled heating and cooling systems; and shuttles to the Campus Center, the location of most seminar meetings. Participants can also walk if they wish.

Stipend, Tenure, and Conditions of Award

All NEH Summer Scholars will receive a $2,700 stipend to help cover housing, transportation, meals and incidental expenses, and other costs associated with their three-week stay in Indianapolis. The stipend is taxable. The first half of the stipend ($1,350) will be directly deposited in the scholar’s bank account at the beginning of the seminar. The second half of the stipend ($1,350 minus housing expenses) will be deposited in the scholar’s account at the end of the program.

Seminar and institute participants are required to attend all meetings and to engage fully as professionals in the work of the project and to complete all program activities, assignments, and readings. 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 full tenure of the project must refund a pro-rata portion of the 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.