National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Division of Public Programs
08/11/21 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal governments, and IHEs to produce and distribute humanities-themed documentary films and film series. Interested applicants are advised that required registrations may take as long as one month to complete. Funding is intended to support projects that promote understanding of American history and culture, advance civic education, further knowledge of the core principles of government, and address the experiences of Native Americans and other underrepresented communities.
The Short Documentaries program supports the production and distribution of documentary films up to 30 minutes that engage audiences with humanities ideas in appealing ways. The program aims to extend the humanities to new audiences through the medium of short documentary films. Films must be grounded in humanities scholarship.
The Short Documentaries program supports the production of single films or series of thematically-related short films addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs must be intended for regional or national distribution, via broadcast, festivals, and/or online distribution. The subject of the film(s) must be related to “A More Perfect Union”: NEH Special Initiative Advancing Civic Education and Commemorating the Nation’s 250th Anniversary. (For further details on this topic, see https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/Short%20Documentaties%20NOFO%2020210811-TT.pdf#page=5.)
Applicants must have consulted with a team of scholarly advisers in the humanities to develop the humanities themes, subjects, and ideas that the film(s) will explore. The humanities scholars must provide diverse perspectives, and incorporate a range of scholarly ideas and approaches.
All proposed projects must:
Short Documentaries awards may support activities such as:
GrantWatch ID#: 186318
Expected Number of Awards: 5
- Up to $150,000 for a single film
- Up to $300,000 for a series of films (up to $150,000 for each short film in a series)
- Period of performance: 6 to 24 months
- The period of performance start date may be as early as May 1, 2022 and as late as September 1, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applicants choosing to submit a draft proposal should send it as an attachment to email@example.com.
For questions about the program, contact:
Division of Public Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
For questions about administrative requirements or allowable costs, contact:
Office of Grant Management
National Endowment for the Humanities
For questions about registering or renewing registration with login.gov or SAM.gov, contact the Federal Service Desk Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time at:
U.S. calls: 866-606-8220
International calls: +1 334-206-7828
For assistance in registering with or submitting the application through Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding federal holidays at:
Grants.gov Applicant Support
International Calls: 606-545-5035
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