Application Instructions

Before you attempt to complete an application, please study the website, which contains detailed information about the project under study, project requirements, expectations of the participants, the academic and institutional setting, and specific provisions for lodging and subsistence.

Application Cover Sheet

The application cover sheet must be filled out online:  Application Cover Sheet

Please follow the prompts; be sure to indicate your first and second choices of workshop dates. Before you click the “submit” button, print out the cover sheet and add it to your application package.  Then click “submit.” At this point you will be asked if you want to fill out a cover sheet  for another project.  If you do, follow the prompts to select the other project and repeat the process. Note that filling out a cover sheet is not the same as applying, so there is no penalty for changing your mind and filling out a cover sheet for several projects.  A full application consist of all of the items listed above, submitted to the project directors.

Please note that you must submit a separate cover sheet online for each project to which you are applying in order to generate a unique tracking number for each application. Do not copy and paste a new cover sheet.


Please include a two-page résumé or brief biography detailing your education qualifications and professional experience. Be sure that the résumé provides the name, title, phone number, and e-mail address of one professional reference.

Application Essay

The application essay should be no more than two double-spaced pages. The essay should address your professional background; interest in the subject of the workshop; special perspectives, skills or experiences that would contribute to the workshop; and how the experience would enhance your teaching or school service.


A complete application consists of one copy of the following collated pages:

  • completed application cover sheet
  • a two-page résumé or short biography with contact information for a professional reference
  • an application essay (no longer than two double-spaced paged) as outlined above

Please do not staple pages.


Completed applications should be submitted to the project directors, not the NEH, and postmarked no later than March 1, 2019. Application materials sent to the NEH will not be reviewed.

Attn: Robert Stephens
Music Department
1295 Storrs Road Unit 1012
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-1012

Successful applicants will be notified via email of their selection on Friday, March 29, 2019, and they will have until Friday, April 5, 2019 to accept or decline the offer. No information concerning the status of an application will be available prior to the official notification period.

Once you have accepted an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program (NEH Landmarks Workshop, NEH Summer Seminar, or NEH Summer Institute), you may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age or sexual orientation. For further information, write to NEH Equal Opportunity Officer, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20506. TDD: 202/606‑8282 (for the hearing impaired only).


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