How to Apply

Applications due March 3, 2023

You will be notified on April 3, 2023 and must accept by April 14, 2023

Please note: In any given year an individual may apply to a maximum of two NEH summer programs but may attend only one NEH program per summer. Once you have accepted an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program (Landmarks or Institutes), you may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer.

NEH Participant Eligibility Criteria

  • Landmarks of American History and Culture Programs These projects are designed principally for full-time or part-time teachers and librarians in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools, as well as home schooling parents. Museum educators and other K-12 school system personnel—such as administrators, substitute teachers, and curriculum developers—are also eligible to participate.
  • Participants must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Foreign nationals teaching abroad at non-U.S. chartered institutions are not eligible to participate.
  • Participants may not be delinquent in the repayment of federal debt (e.g., taxes, student loans, child support payments, and delinquent payroll taxes for household or other employees). Individuals may not apply to an NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture program whose director is a family member, is affiliated with the prospective applicant’s institution, or is someone with whom the prospective applicant has previously studied.
  • At least three spaces per week (up to six spaces total for a program) may be reserved for teachers who are new to the profession (five years or less of teaching experience). To be considered eligible, applicants must submit a complete application as indicated on the individual Landmark program’s website


The application (see link below) will provide us with information about the following:
  • Your teaching and school backgrounds.
  • Your interest in this workshop.
  • How you would use this information and learning with your students.
The deadline has passed for applications
Send any questions you have via our Contact Form, or call Dr. Gretchen McAllister:  928-523-0363

Participant Expectations

  • Project applicants who accept an offer to participate are expected to remain during the entire period of the program and to participate in its work on a full-time basis. If a participant is obliged through special circumstances to either arrive after the beginning of the program or depart before the end of the Landmarks program, it shall be the recipient institution’s responsibility to see that only a pro rata share of the stipend is received or that the appropriate pro rata share of the stipend is returned if the participant has already received the full stipend.
  • To receive your stipend you must complete two tasks:
    • You will produce and upload to the website your curricular project. This should be useful for teachers across the country and be of publishable quality. You will have a wide selection of suggested curricular projects with the idea that you build something that is relevant to you, your students and your community. You must attend all sessions and complete your curriculum project to be eligible for the stipend.
    • You are required to submit the provided evaluation.

How Will We Choose?

We are looking for a diversity of teachers who come from different backgrounds, schools and experiences. In addition, we are particularly interested in how you will apply what you learn to your own setting. So, we do suggest that in the application you clearly describe how you think you might apply this to your setting and what is the value of the program to you, your colleagues, your school and most importantly your students.
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