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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Application-Writing Workshop

Time: March 1, 2024, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center

Sponsored in part by the CNY Humanities Corridor

Sponsored by the CNY Humanities Corridor

Claudia Kinkela (National Endowment for the Humanities - pictured)
Romita Ray (Syracuse University)
Irene Liu (Le Moyne College)
Celeste Day Moore (Hamilton College)

Claudia Kinkela wears black tank top and round-rimmed eyeglasses

Claudia Kinkela, Senior Program Officer in the Division of Research, has served as the team lead for the NEH Fellowships Program for over a decade. Kinkela's morning session provides an overview of NEH programs and grant opportunities and focuses on how to write competitive applications.

Kinkela also moderates a mock peer review panel -- Ray, Liu, and Moore -- to help demonstrate how submissions are evaluated and recommended for funding. The group will discuss and rank actual NEH applications according to NEH procedures.

In-person attendance is strongly encouraged, and includes continental breakfast and a post-workshop lunch. The presentation will also be live-streamed via Zoom webinar for those unable to attend in person.

As part of this site visit, Kinkela will conduct a limited number of in-person one-on-one afternoon consultations for individuals with existing projects in development. Faculty selected for one-on-one consultations will be required to submit a ½ to 1 page project description prior to their appointment, to share with the NEH program officer. [UPDATE: Individual appointments are filled to capacity.]

Register to participate in-person or virtually between 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Continental breakfast and 12:30-2:00 p.m. lunch included for in-person attendees.)


  • Morning sessions, 9am–12:30 pm, continental breakfast
  • Lunch, 12:30–2 pm
  • Afternoon consultations (by appointment only), 2-5:30 pm

Sponsored by the CNY Humanities Corridor. This event is organized by the Corridor Futures & Initiatives (HF4) Working Group of the CNY Humanities Corridor with additional support from the Syracuse University Office of Research.