NEH Division of Higher Education Professional Development Opportunities


Date: March 5, 2024

Applications close for all 2024 programs

About the NEH Division of Education

The NEH Division of Education supports professional development programs for K-12 educators, higher education faculty, and humanities professionals to study a variety of humanities topics.

Types of Programs

  • Institutes are one to four-week professional development programs that convene K-12 educators or higher education faculty from across the nation to deepen their understanding of significant topics in the humanities and enrich their capacity for effective scholarship and teaching.
  • Landmarks of American History and Culture programs are one-week workshops held across the nation that enhance how K-12 educators, higher education faculty, and humanities professionals incorporate place-based approaches to humanities teaching and scholarship. The video below provides an overview of the Landmarks workshops being offered in summer 2024.

Topics of Programs

Over 40 professional development trainings on topics ranging from the Great Migration to the history of higher education in the United States, and everything in between!

How to Apply

To sign up, visit the NEH Division of Education website and select the program that interests you. You will find the eligibility criteria, application instructions, and contact information for each program.

Attend professional development programs funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Selected educators will develop new teaching methods while delving deeply into a humanities topic through one- to four-week residential, virtual, and combined format programs.

This summer, NEH is offering 44 programs on a variety of humanities topics ranging from Shakespeare to the Space Age. These programs are highly competitive, but successful applicants receive an invaluable experience for educators to deepen their understanding of the humanities and learn new ways to incorporate that knowledge into their teaching. The application deadline for all 44 programs is March 5.

Video Overview