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NEH Workshops Application

NEH Workshops Banner image featuring archival photograph of Heart Mountain site including the mountain, guard tower, and barracks. Photo by Yoshio Okumoto.

Heart Mountain, Wyoming and the Japanese American Incarceration


Click below to read about participant eligibility criteria, participant expectations, and principles of civility for the workshop:


Group shot of workshop participants in front of Heart Mountain

Please carefully read all parts of this application instructions page before you attempt to complete an application. Please study the schedule, which contains detailed information about the topic under study, project requirements, expectations of the participants and the academic and institutional setting. Please be aware that there will be a good amount of readings to be completed before the workshop (these will be posted later).

After reading the Application instructions and eligibility guidelines, click the “ACCESS ONLINE APPLICATION HERE” button at the bottom of this page.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Please review the eligibility criteria for participation in NEH Landmarks workshops.

NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops provide educators  of students in grades 5-12 with the opportunity to engage in intensive study and discussion of important topics and issues in American history and culture, while providing them with direct experiences in the interpretation and analysis of significant historical and cultural sites and the use of archival and other primary and secondary sources. 

Before completing an application, please review all parts of the schedule and all aspects of the eligibility, selection criteria and application. Please carefully consider what is expected in terms of shared housing and attendance, reading and writing requirements, and general participation in the work of the project.

NEH Landmarks workshops involve teachers in collaboration with core faculty and visiting scholars to study the best available scholarship on a specific landmark. Workshops, offered twice in one summer, accommodate 36 teachers in each one-week session. Participants benefit by gaining a sense of the importance of historical and cultural places, by making connections between the workshop content and what they teach, and by developing individual teaching and/or research materials. In the Heart Mountain, Wyoming workshop, teachers will be encouraged to develop at least one lesson that could be used in their classes. This lesson or unit can be created in collaboration with other attendees. These lessons will be shared (subject to approval) on the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation’s and NEH’s Edsitement websites.

PLEASE NOTE: As indicated by the NEH, an individual may apply to up to two NEH summer projects (NEH Landmarks Workshops, NEH Summer Seminars, or NEH Summer Institutes), but may participate in only one. Once an applicant has accepted an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program (Seminar, Institute, or Landmark), they may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer.

After reading the Application instructions and eligibility guidelines, click the “ACCESS ONLINE APPLICATION HERE” button at the bottom of this page.


A selection committee will read and evaluate all properly completed applications.

Special consideration is given to the likelihood that an applicant will benefit professionally and personally from the workshop experience. It is important, therefore, to address each of the following factors in the application essay:

  1. your professional background;
  2. your interest in the subject of the workshop;
  3. your special perspectives, skills, or experiences that would contribute to the workshop; and
  4. how the experience would enhance your teaching or school service and be useful in your classroom or teaching environment.

***In order to provide a safe experience for all, we are requiring that all faculty, staff and participants show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine, comply with all Public Health Orders, and follow any safe practices which may be established by the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.

***Selection committees are charged to give consideration to applicants who have not participated in an NEH-supported seminar, institute, or workshop in the last three years (2021, 2022, 2023). Additionally, preference is given to applicants who would significantly contribute to the diversity of the workshop. 

In any given year an individual may apply to a maximum of two projects but may attend only one.

Three workshop spaces must be reserved for teachers who are new to the profession (those who have been teaching for five years or less).

After reading the Application instructions and eligibility guidelines, click the “ACCESS ONLINE APPLICATION HERE” button at the bottom of this page.


Teachers selected to participate will receive a $1,300 stipend to help defray transportation, meals and lodging costs at the end of the workshop session. If the situation is such that the workshop must be delivered online, the stipend amount will be $650. Stipends are taxable. Echoes of History: Mistreatment and Incarceration in the American West workshop participants are required to attend all scheduled meetings and to engage fully as professionals in keeping with the NEH Principles of Civility (see below) in all project activities. Participants who do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend. At the end of the workshop, participants will be required to complete a workshop evaluation. 

Project applicants who accept an offer to participant are expected to remain during the entire period of the program and to participate in its work on a full-time basis. If a participant is obliged through special circumstances to depart before the end of the program, it shall be the recipient institution’s responsibility to see that only a pro rata share of the stipend is received or that the appropriate pro rata share of the stipend is returned if the participant has already received the full stipend.

Important note about the environment: Please also note that the workshop organizers would like applicants to be aware that in order to fully experience the environment, there is some amount of walking on site and the weather will be hot and dry. 

During and at the end of the workshop, participants will be asked to provide an assessment of their workshop experience, especially in terms of its value to their personal and professional development. These confidential online evaluations will become a part of the project’s grant file. Completion of the evaluation is a requirement of the stipend.

After reading the Application instructions and eligibility guidelines, click the “ACCESS ONLINE APPLICATION HERE” button at the bottom of this page.


These two sessions will be nearly identical in content and participants in both sessions may attend the virtual Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Pilgrimage at the end of the second session.

Session ISunday, June 16 to Friday, June 21, 2024

Session II: Sunday, July 23 to Friday, July 28, 2024 


NEH Seminars, Institutes, and Landmarks programs 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. 

NEH expects that project directors will take responsibility for encouraging an ethos of openness and respect, upholding the basic norms of civil discourse. 

Seminar, Institute, and Landmarks presentations and discussions should 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, disability, or racial bias. 

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


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).

After reading the Application instructions and eligibility guidelines, click the “ACCESS ONLINE APPLICATION HERE” button at the bottom of this page.


Online Application


The application form must be completed online. There will be a series of questions. Please follow the prompts; be sure to indicate your first and second choices of workshop dates. 

I. Application Form

Please fully complete the application form. Each section is carefully considered, so please do not leave any sections blank. Please put a valid email address in the form. All communications will be sent to that email address. If for some reason your email address changes, you must let us know immediately at: workshops@heartmountain.org.

II. Résumé or Bio

Please include a résumé (max. 2 pages) or brief biography (250 words or less) detailing your educational qualifications, professional experience and interests outside of your work. Please name the file: “First Name Last Name Resume/Bio.”

III. Application Essay

The essay (500 words double-spaced) should address your professional background; interest in the subject of the workshop; special perspectives, skills, or experiences that would contribute to the workshop; and how the experience would enhance your teaching or school service and be useful in your classroom or educational setting. Please name the file: “First Name Last Name Essay.”

Submission of Applications and Notification Procedure

Applications must be submitted to the project director, Sybil Tubbs, not the NEH, online HEREIf you do not have online access, call Sybil Tubbs at (307) 754-8000.

Applications sent to the NEH will not be reviewed. 

The deadline is: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 by 11:59PM EDT.

Successful applicants, waitlisted applicants and non-accepted applicants will be notified on Friday, April 5, 2024. Successful applicants will have until Friday, April 19, 2024, to accept or decline the offer. Waitlisted applicants will be notified if they will be offered a place no earlier than Friday, April 26, 2024. Workshop logistical details for successful applicants will be sent no later than Friday, May 3, 2024. Workshop materials will be posted on the workshop website and/or emailed no later than Monday, June 3, 2024.

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

Checklist

The online application form includes:

  • Application questions
  • Resume or bio (150 words) 
  • Application Essay (500 words max, double spaced)

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024 by 11:59PM EDT: The completed application is DUE. 
  • Friday, April 5, 2024: Notifications will be sent by email only to all applicants. 
  • Friday, April 19, 2024: Successful applicants must email if they will accept or decline or they automatically will be considered to have declined the space in the workshop and an alternate will be immediately notified on April 26. 

The Heart Mountain, Wyoming and the Japanese American Incarceration 2024 Workshop has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

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

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