Ohio University

National Endowment for the Humanities Application Writing Workshop scheduled for Oct. 19

Published: September 18, 2020 Author: Staff reports

Ohio University will host a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Application Writing Workshop on Monday, Oct. 19 via Microsoft Teams.

The workshop is free and open to all Ohio University faculty, staff, and graduate students on all campuses.

NEH conducts these grant writing workshops to raise awareness of funding opportunities available in the humanities and to increase the number of quality applications.

Because of restricted attendance capacity for meaningful interaction in a virtual format, the University will host two identical workshops on the same day (a morning and an afternoon session).

Each workshop will consist of two one-hour sessions: The first session will include an overview of NEH programs and initiatives, and the second session will cover tips and strategies for preparing quality applications and addressing the NEH review criteria.

Deborah Hurtt, senior program officer, is the featured workshop speaker. She received her Ph.D. in architectural history from the University of Virginia. Supported by several awards and fellowships, including an NEH Seminar, her research focuses on the rhetorical function of architecture and on the tensions between modernity and tradition during the rise of architecture’s Modern Movement. Concentrating on the architecture of interwar France, her dissertation and publications have focused on how these issues, as illustrated by competing architectural movements, came to define the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris. Dr. Hurtt has taught widely in all areas of architectural history at both the Universities of Oregon and Virginia. Her work and interests bridge multiple disciplines as well as the academic, creative, and professional worlds.

To attend the workshop, click to access the Qualtrics pre-registration form. Each session will be capped at 20 participants to allow for meaningful interaction in a virtual format. Because of the size restriction of the sessions, it is important to indicate availability for each one of the sessions. 

For questions about the workshop, contact Marta Gomez gomezm@ohio.edu.