How to Apply
Please spent time studying our project website prior to completing an application, to ensure that this workshop meets your needs regarding the topic under study, project requirements and expectations of the participants, the academic and institutional setting, and specific provisions for lodging and subsistence.
A completed application consists of the following items:
- the completed application cover sheet,
- a résumé or short biography with contact information for a professional reference, and
- an application essay (no longer than two double-spaced pages) as outlined below.
Please submit the following for a completed application:
- Three copies of the official NEH application cover sheet. Please indicate on the application cover sheet your first and second choices of Workshop dates.
- Three copies of your resume.
- Three copies of a single page, double-spaced application essay that briefly explains your professional background and interest in the subject and outlines any special perspectives, skills, or experiences that you might bring to the sessions.
Please COLLATE the three copies of your application and mail them to:
Carol S. Baldridge
Franklin NEH Summer Teachers’ Workshop
Department of History
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199
All applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2016. We cannot accept applications by fax, email, or telephone.
Please include a résumé or brief biography detailing your educational qualifications and professional experience. Be sure the résumé provides the name, title, phone number, and e-mail address of one professional reference.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS AND NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE
Completed applications should be submitted to the project director, not the NEH, and postmarked no later than March 1, 2016. Application materials sent to the NEH will not be reviewed.
Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on March 31, 2016, and they will have until April 7, 2016 to accept or decline the offer.
Once you have accepted an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program (NEH Landmarks Workshop, NEH Summer Seminar, or NEH Summer Institute), you may not withdraw in order to accept an offer from another program.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. For further information, write to NEH Equal Opportunity Officer, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20506. TDD: 202/606 8282 (for the hearing impaired only).
Application Cover Sheet
The application cover sheet must be filled out online.
Please follow the prompts; be sure to indicate your first and second choices of workshop dates. Before you click the “submit” button, print out the cover sheet and add it to your application package. Then click “submit.” At this point you will be asked if you want to fill out a cover sheet for another project. If you do, follow the prompts to select the other project and repeat the process.
Note that filling out a cover sheet is not the same as applying, so there is no penalty for changing your mind and filling out a cover sheet for several projects. A full application consists of all of the items listed above, submitted to the project director.
You must submit a separate cover sheet online for each project to which you are applying in order to generate a unique tracking number for each application. Do not copy and paste a new cover sheet.
Please limit your resume to two single-spaced pages.
If you don’t have a current resume, La Salle’s Student Affair’s division has provided a pdf.
The NEH Franklin workshop typically received 3-5 applications for every spot. The application essay is an essential part of the Summer Scholars’ selection process.
In no more than two double spaced pages, address why this workshop is important to you. What is your professional background? Your interest in the subject of the workshop? Your special perspectives, skills, or experiences that would contribute to the workshop?
But most importantly, we want to know how participating in ‘Benjamin Franklin and the Americans’ would enhance your teaching or school service. How will being a Summer Scholar in Philadelphia benefit your students?