American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning

LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States: Eligibility

Please see the NEH Participant Eligibility Criteria for eligibility guidelines for NEH seminars and institutes for K-12 educators.  We welcome educators with a diversity of experiences and from a variety of backgrounds. While middle and high school educators of social studies might find the Institute especially attractive, we encourage applicants from any field who are interested in LGBTQ+ history, life, and culture, regardless of your disciplinary interests. You need not have prior knowledge of LGBTQ+ U.S. history or have previously taught the subject in your classroom. However, your application essay should identify why you are applying, and the concrete ways in which concentration on the topic will enhance your teaching and/or curriculum development. In addition, please describe a teaching project you would like to explore during the institute. The ideal institute participant will bring to the group a willing interest and understanding of the relevance of the topic to their teaching and curriculum development work.

First consideration is given to those who have not previously attended an NEH Seminar or Institute. When choices must be made between equally qualified candidates, preference is given to those who would enhance the diversity of the program.

To apply, read the Application Information and Instructions, and complete the full application providing all the information requested to be considered eligible.

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