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National Endowment for the Humanities

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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. NEH is located at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. in the Old Post Office.

According to their website, they are "the largest funder of humanities programs in the United States."[1] (http://www.neh.gov/) The endowment accomplishes this mission by providing grants for high-quality humanities projects in four funding areas: preserving and providing access to cultural resources, education, research, and public programs.

NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars.

Every summer, NEH hosts undergraduate students from across the country as interns in various departments from the Division of Education to the Office of the Chairman. Each intern is mentored by an NEH staffperson and receives a stipend for ten weeks of full-time work. The application process is competitive.

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