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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)
Cherilyn Lacy (Hartwick 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, Lacy, 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.

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.


8:30 - 9:00 am: Check-in, informal meet-and-greet, continental breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 am: Welcome, introductions, opening remarks

9:15 - 10:30 am: Overview of NEH programs and special initiatives (with Q&A)

10:30 - 10:45 am: Break

10:45 am - 12:15 pm: Mock panel: Evaluation process and tips (with Q&A)

12:15 pm: Closing remarks

12:30 - 2:00 pm: Lunch provided for in-person registrants

2:00 - 5:30 pm: One-on-one consultations (UPDATE: appointment slots are filled)

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.