How to Apply


While we are grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities for its generous support of the Institute, the next session has been postponed until 2022, when participants can travel to Brooklyn for the on-site Institute.

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Please review the eligibility criteria for participation in NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes as an NEH Summer Scholar here.


Download Application Information and Instructions here.


Please note the following important dates:

TBD: Postmark Deadline to Submit Applications

TBD: Successful Applicants Notified of their Selection

TBD: Deadline for Successful Applicants to Accept or Decline Offer




Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age. For further information, write to the Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. TDD: 202/606-8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).

folio-2016A copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio, which participants get to view and handle on the Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library tour.

Theatre for a New AudiencePolonsky Shakespeare Center, home to the NEH Summer Institute

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Pictured above: Participants in the 2018 NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers; Polonsky Shakespeare Center, photo ©David Sundberg/Esto.