NEH Teacher Institutes in Summer 2020

Each year, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funds summer institutes for teachers.

These are tuition-free opportunities for K-12 educators to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1,200-$3,300 help cover expenses for these programs, which vary in length from one to four weeks. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020. The institutes featured below are a few of the ones that could be of interest to people’s history educators.

Visit the NEH website to browse all of the 2020 summer programs.


The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Perspectives, 1940-1980

Location: Durham, NC
Dates: July 6 – July 24, 2020
This institute is planned, in part, by Teaching for Change, one of the Zinn Education Project’s coordinating organizations, and the SNCC Legacy Project.

The Long Road from Brown: School Desegregation in Virginia

Location: Richmond, VA
Dates: July 12 – July 17, 2020; July 26 – July 31, 2020

Emancipation and Evolving American Identity

Location: Richmond, VA
Dates: July 5 – July 18, 2020

Freedom’s Lawmakers: Black Leadership During Reconstruction

Location: Columbia, SC
Dates: July 5 – July 25, 2020

Beyond the Mayflower: New Voices from Early America, 1500-1676

Location: Plymouth, MA
Dates: July 26 – August 9, 2020

Labor and Landscape: Lowell as 19th-Century Crucible

Location: Lowell, MA
Dates: June 21 – June 26, 2020; July 12 – July 17, 2020

The Immigrant Experience in California through Literature and History

Location: San José, CA
Dates: July 12 – July 26, 2020

Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and the Japanese American Incarceration

Location: Cody, WY
Dates: July 19 – July 24, 2020; July 26 – July 31, 2020

Harlem’s Education Movements: Changing the Civil Rights Narrative

Location: New York, NY
Dates: July 20 – July 31, 2020

Borderlands of Southern Colorado

Location: Alamosa, CO
Dates: June 22 – June 28, 2020; June 29 – July 5, 2020

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