1. Kansas State University
  2. »Division of Communications and Marketing
  3. »K-State Today
  4. »Office of Research Development offers NEH Summer Stipends writing clinic

K-State Today

May 24, 2021

Office of Research Development offers NEH Summer Stipends writing clinic

Submitted by Erin Pennington

The Office of Research Development is offering a writing clinic from July 12 to Aug. 2 that will use an iterative process to help interested faculty members develop and refine their submissions for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends program. This clinic is based on the approach the office has offered successfully for the National Science Foundation CAREER opportunity and has used for the last two years for the NEH Summer Stipends program.

Interested faculty members will agree to participate in all sessions and assignments of the clinic. We will meet once a week via Zoom to review and discuss the writing assignments. The clinic will be limited to at most eight participants.

The steps will be as follows:

  1. Prewriting questions — submit by July 12; group meeting week of July 12.
  2. Research and contribution section — based on answers to prewriting questions — submit by July 19; group meeting week of July 19.
  3. Methodology and work plan; competencies, skills and access; final product and dissemination sections — submit by July 26; group meeting week of July 26.
  4. Full three-page narrative section — submit by Aug. 2; group meeting week of Aug. 2.

We are seeking volunteers to help serve as mentors during the clinic and two to three mentors with humanities expertise to assist with critiques. This may be of interest to mentors who are interested in obtaining additional grantsmanship practice.

If you are interested in participating in this writing clinic either as a mentee or a mentor, please send an email stating your interest to ord@k-state.edu by June 16.