On March 15th, 2016 the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Proposal Development Unit will welcome Mark Silver, Senior Program Officer in the Research Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities, who will conduct a free workshop on applying for NEH grants. Anyone interested in learning about NEH funding opportunities and application strategies is welcome to attend this event.
NEH Grant Application Workshop
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Business Administration Building
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
This workshop is open to the public. In the first half of the workshop, Dr. Silver will provide an overview of NEH funding opportunities and offer tips for writing competitive proposals, focusing especially on NEH Fellowships, Summer Stipends, and Awards for Faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. (Those interested in other NEH programs will, however, find that much of the advice applies.) In the second half of the workshop, he will run a mock application review panel. Participants will read, discuss, and rank proposals following NEH’s procedures in order to understand more fully how applications are evaluated and recommended for NEH funding.
In addition to providing general information, Dr. Silver will be available to meet individually with prospective applicants to discuss their projects and offer advice about their proposals. Priority for individual appointments will be given to those who submit a one-page single-spaced statement of their project by Friday, March 4th, 2016 at 12:00 noon. While it is best to participate in the full workshop, you may schedule an individual appointment even if you cannot attend the main session. Appointments are available on March 15th, between 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., and on March 16th from 8:30-12:00, or 1:00-4:30. Each appointment will last 20 minutes.
To participate in the workshop and/or request an individual appointment, please register through the following web form:
NOTE: Those requesting an individual meeting should submit a one page, single-spaced project statement by Friday, March 4th at 12:00 noon to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, and if applicable, your title, department, and institution at the top of the page.
Mark Silver is the Asia specialist on the staff of NEH’s Research Division. He works primarily in the Division’s programs for individuals, including Fellowships, Summer Stipends, Awards for Faculty, and the newly established Public Scholar Program (for which he is the team leader), but he also chairs review panels in the Collaborative Research and Scholarly Editions and Translations programs. Before joining the Endowment, he taught Japanese language and literature at Middlebury College, Connecticut College, and Colgate University. He has published reviews and peer-reviewed articles in the field of Japanese Studies, as well as a book titled Purloined Letters: Cultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime Literature, 1868-1937 (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2008). He holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literatures from Yale University.