Those chosen to participate as Summer Scholars will receive a stipend of $1,300 (less the cost of meals and/or lodging) at the end of the residential workshop session. Stipends are intended to help cover travel expenses, books, meals, and ordinary living expenses. The cost of meals is deducted from all stipends for participants in the Living on the Edge of Empire workshop. Stipends are taxable and participants will receive a 1099 form in January of 2023.

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. For the Living on the Edge of Empire workshop, this includes attendance at all meals. If a participant is obliged through special circumstances to depart before the end of the 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. 

During the week and at the end of the project’s residential period, Summer Scholars will be asked to evaluate their workshop experience, especially in terms of its value to their personal and professional development. They are required to submit the Landmarks project evaluation that is provided at the end of the workshop. In addition, the Deerfield Teachers’ Center provides its own daily evaluations. Participants are encouraged but not required to fill out these.


Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age. For further information, write to the Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. TDD: 202-606-8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).