National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Division of Public Programs
01/08/20 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, local, state, and tribal government agencies, and IHEs to produce and distribute short humanities-themed documentary films and film series. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Projects that provide free access to the public, as well as those addressing themes related to the Nation's 250th Anniversary, are given priority.
The Short Documentaries program supports the production and distribution of documentary films up to 30 minutes that engage audiences with humanities ideas in appealing ways. The program aims to extend the humanities to new audiences through the medium of short documentary films. Films must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, literature, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. The Short Documentaries program supports the production of single films or series of thematically-related short films addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs should be intended for regional or national distribution, via broadcast, festivals, and/or online distribution. The subject of the film(s) must be related to “A More Perfect Union”: NEH Special Initiative Advancing Civic Education and Commemorating the Nation’s 250th Anniversary.
Applications must present clear central ideas in the humanities and must demonstrate a solid command of the humanities scholarship on their subject. Applicants must have consulted with a team of scholarly advisers to develop the intellectual ideas that the program will explore. The scholars must represent fields relevant to the subject matter, have a strong record of research and scholarship in the humanities, and offer diverse perspectives and approaches. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical.
All proposed projects must:
Short Documentaries awards may support activities such as:
GrantWatch ID#: 186318
Up to $60,000 for a single film
Up to $250,000 for a series of films
The period of performance is six to twenty-four months with a project start date of October 1, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Division of Public Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
If you choose to submit a draft proposal, send it as a Word attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing can contact NEH via Federal Relay (TTY users) at 800-877-8399
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