Collaborative Research grants support groups of two or more scholars eager to engage in significant and sustained research in the humanities. The program seeks to encourage interdisciplinary work, both within the humanities and beyond. Projects that include partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged, but they must remain firmly rooted in the humanities and employ humanistic methods.
To be eligible, projects also must propose tangible and sustainable outcomes such as co-authored or multi-authored books; born-digital publications; themed issues of peer-reviewed journals; and content-rich open-access digital resources (for example, websites, databases, or tools). All project outcomes must be based on and convey interpretive humanities research. All grantees are expected to disseminate the results of their work to scholarly and/or a general audience.
Collaborative Research offers three types of awards to address different sorts of projects and stages of development.
1) Convening Grants: One-year grants of $50,000 will be awarded to fund conferences and working group meetings designed to sharpen the chosen research topic and discuss/plan the subsequent publication.
2) Publication Grants: Grants up to $250,000 over three years will be awarded to support the completion of a project's publication goals. Publications can appear in traditional print or digital form. (Note: costs paid to publishers and subventions are not supported.)
3) Archaeology Grants: Grants of up to $250,000 over three years will be awarded to support projects that lead to publication.
See the NEH website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.