This institute is specifically designed to accommodate military historians from many professional spaces, including academics, service historians, cultural heritage professionals, and others.
- Location: George Mason University’s Arlington campus (easily accessible via DC metro system)
- Dates: July 20-31, 2020
- Funding: Thanks to the generosity of the NEH, we are able to offer every participant funding to cover travel to the institute as well as lodging and meals during the institute.
- Childcare: Though we don’t have childcare subsidies, we are happy to help you find age-appropriate childcare in the northern Virginia area. (In other words, don’t let childcare be a barrier to applying!)
Funding Notice for Federal Employees: Please note that you wish to attend in your official government capacity, NEH funds may not be used for a stipend, travel, subsistence, or other related fees (due to the dual compensation prohibition). In this instance, your agency or branch should pay as they would do for other professional training opportunities.
If you would be attending in your personal capacity and you would be taking annual leave from a government job, then we can cover your travel and lodging. Please check with your individual agency about how much funding you can receive from the NEH and how much will need to be paid by your agency.
If you meet the following criteria, we welcome your application to this institute:
- You identify as a military historian, broadly construed, and you are actively working in the field;
- You are interested in digital tools and methods but have little to no formal training;
- You have a particular project in mind, as well as access to the sources for that project.
We will prioritize applications from these groups:
- Historians in contingent positions;
- Historians within government agencies;
- Historians from traditionally underrepresented groups in military history;
- Historians whose projects best fit with our emphases on data curation, visualizations, and mapping.
How to apply
Application deadline: January 24, 2020
- Two- to three-paragraph statement explaining why you want to come to this institute and the specific project you have in mind. You need not have done any work on the project yet beyond simply thinking about it, but you should have a set of sources in mind for your project and a way to access those sources.
- Application process: Send your application materials to Dr. Abby Mullen, project director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by January 24, 2020.
Email project director Abby Mullen at email@example.com.