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Research Funder Requirements

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

The NEH offers several grant programs. Funding opportunities are announced in blog posts and the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for each division. The ones that offer grant opportunities for faculty, staff, and organizations that might be pertinent to UVa are:

Guidelines for Ensuring and maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated by the National Endowment for the Humanities. ​​

Open Government Plan Plan for promoting transparency, participation, and collaboration in all aspects of its work.

Open Government and Open Data NEH datasets

All proposals require a Data Management Plan (or a Work Plan) and some require a Sustainability Plan. The NOFOs will state what is required for each program. Guidelines for writing your DMP are in the General Terms and Conditions for Awards to Organizations (for grants and cooperative agreements issued December 26, 2014 or later) Section 35, Dissemination of Project Results.

FAQs - Funding for NEH Applicants and Grantees Impacted by the Coronavirus

Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) ODH offers a single grant program, the Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG). The current Announcement (NOFO) document DMP requirement is in Attachment 8: Data management plan.  Sample Application Narratives, Budget Resources and Program Resources can be found on the ODH DHAG program resource website.  

Division of Education They offer several grant programs.  All require a Work Plan that will include some of the information included in a DMP - dissemination and sharing of the data and work. Each NOFO will provide details and requirements. Example of a current NOFO and FAQ.    

Division of Preservation and Access offers several grant programs, including Education and Training and Research and Development.

  • Grant proposals require a Data Management Plan and may require a Dissemination Plan. Use the guidelines from the Office of Digital Humanities (links in previous section).  Projects developing software should make the open source software or source code publicly available through an online repository such as GitHub.  Tips on Applying for a Preservation & Access Award.  Read this Blog: Planning 3: Managing and Sustaining the Project Assets to learn more about the DMP and Sustainability Plans.  

Division of Public Programs  They offer several grant programs. All require a Work Plan that will include some of the information included in a DMP. Each NOFO will provide details and requirements. Examples of a current NOFO and FAQ.  

Division of Research Programs Research Programs is the only NEH division to make grants directly to individuals. There are several grant programs.  Grant proposals require a Work Plan that will include some of the information included in a DMP - dissemination and sharing of the data and work. Each NOFO will provide details and requirements. Example of a current NOFO and FAQ 

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