Eligibility and How to Apply



The Institute is open to full- or part-time educators in institutions of higher education who are U.S. citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. U.S. citizens teaching abroad at U.S. chartered institutions are also eligible to participate. Foreign nationals teaching abroad are not eligible to participate.

Both tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty are eligible to apply. We will prioritize participation from professors and instructors (including advanced graduate student instructors) at public universities and colleges; community colleges; Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Hispanic Serving Institutions (those with 25% or more Hispanic students); Native-serving nontribal Institutions, and First-Gen Forward Institutions.

Successful applicants to the institute will be EITHER history educators in higher education who seek to teach a dedicated course or course unit on topics related to the history of public health in the U.S.; OR public health scientists and professionals who teach undergraduate courses in public health and seek to incorporate historical perspectives and case studies into their pedagogy. Expertise in both areas is not necessary, although this will not disqualify you.

The NEH sets the eligibility criteria. According to these criteria, ineligible applicants include: 1) Individuals with an affiliation with Ohio State University, (e.g., employees, currently enrolled students, etc.): 2) Individuals who are delinquent in the repayment of federal debt (e.g., taxes, student loans, child support payments, and delinquent payroll taxes for household or other employees); and 3) Individuals who have been debarred or suspended by any Federal department or agency.  For more information on eligibility click here


Online applications are due March 3, 2023. If you are a successful applicant, you will be notified on April 3, 2023, and will have until April 14, 2023, to accept or decline the offer. These dates are required by the NEH of all projects.

Once you have accepted an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program (NEH Summer Seminar, Institute or Landmarks Workshop), you may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: 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).