How to Apply


Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops 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).

Indiviuals may not apply to an NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop 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.

Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops provide educators with the opportunity to engage in intensive study and discussion of important topics and issues in American history and culture, while providing them with direct experiences in the interpretation of significant historical and cultural sites and the use of archival and other primary evidence.

Please Note: An individual may apply to up to two NEH summer projects (NEH Landmarks Workshops, NEH Summer Seminars, or NEH Summer Institutes), but may participate in only one.


Items to send to us at the Deerfield Teachers’ Center:


Résumé and Reference  Please include a résumé or brief biography detailing your educational qualifications and professional experience. Be sure 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. It 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 benefit your students and enhance your teaching or school service.

Completed applications must be submitted no later than March 1, 2020.

Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on Friday, March 27, 2020, and they will have until Friday, April 3, 2020 to accept or decline the offer.

Once you have accepted an offer to attend any NEH supported Summer Program (NEH Landmarks Workshop, NEH Summer Seminar, or NEH Summer Institute), you may not withdraw in order to accept an offer from another program.

Your completed application should be addressed as follows:

Lynne Manring, Project Director
Deerfield Teachers’ Center
P. O. Box 428
10 Memorial Street
Deerfield, MA  01342-0428

or email to


Teachers selected to participate as NEH Summer Scholars will receive a stipend of $1,200 (less the cost of lodging and meals) at the end of the residential workshop session. Stipends are intended to help cover travel expenses to and from the project location, books, meals and ordinary living expenses. Stipends are taxable.

NEH Summer Scholars are required to attend all scheduled meetings and meals and to engage fully as professionals in all project activities.  Participants who do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend. 

During the week and at the end of the project’s residential period, NEH Summer Scholars will be asked to provide an assessment of their workshop experience, especially in terms of its value to their personal and professional development.    


Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. 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).