Eligibility & Stipend

During the summer of 2019, UCBHSSP will welcome educators who wish to expand their understanding of this significant period in US History. We invite educators who are inquisitive and excited to spend a week learning rigorous content with a community of professionals. The program will be based at the UC Berkeley campus, but we will travel daily to visit landmarks across the region.



These projects are designed principally for full-time and part-time classroom teachers and librarians in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools, as well as home schooling parents. Other K-12 school personnel, including administrators, substitute teachers, and classroom professionals, are also eligible to participate.

Teachers at schools in the United States or its territorial possessions, or Americans teaching in foreign schools where at least 50 percent of the students are American nationals, are eligible for this program. Applicants must be United States 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. Foreign nationals teaching abroad at non-U.S. chartered institutions are not eligible to apply. Individuals may not apply to participate in a workshop given by the same director on the same topic in which they have previously participated; in other words, they should not apply to attend the same workshop twice. Individuals may not apply to study with an NEH Landmarks director who is a family member.

Applicants must complete the NEH application cover sheet and provide all the information requested on the individual workshop website to be considered eligible.



The stipend for this program is $1200. The stipend is intended to help defray expenses for travel, housing, meals, books, and incidentals. It may or may not cover all of your costs.

Housing is provided by UC Berkeley. The cost of which will be deducted from the stipend. Conference housing includes meals. We will post updated Housing information shortly.

Friendly Reminder: Your stipend is taxable income. Of course your expenses may be business expenses since they are incurred in support of your better teaching, but that’s something you need to discuss with your tax preparer. Save your receipts and keep a journal or log!


We expect NEH Summer Scholars to arrive ready for an intensive and rigorous program of study. We seek to provide a collaborative and friendly environment where teachers can grow and learn from each other. We will treat you like the dedicated professionals you are, and we ask that you treat each other the same. Please visit the Apply page for more information about NEH expectations. 

NEH Principles of Civility: The Endowment’s Seminars, Institutes, and Workshops are intended to extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the humanities by focusing on significant topics, texts, and issues; contribute to the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants; and foster a community of inquiry that provides models of excellence in scholarship and teaching.

This NEH Workshop will be:

1. Firmly grounded in rigorous scholarship, and thoughtful analysis;
2. Conducted without partisan advocacy;
3. Respectful of divergent views;
4. Free of ad hominem commentary; and
5. Devoid of ethnic, religious, gender or racial bias.

NEH welcomes comments, concerns, or suggestions on these principles at info@neh.gov.