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FYI: Pedagogical grammar, NEH fellowships

Author: tom leverett

FYI Body: I invite Pedagogical Grammar teachers to use a new website:
http://www.siu.edu/~cesl/teachers/pg/pdgra.html which is an attemp
to give PG teachers feedback from the classroom about skills that new
teachers will need. Please read, comment & contribute.

Tom Levere
CESL, SIU-Carbondale, C'dale IL USA

NEH Fellowships, 2000-2001

Deadline: May 1, 1999

The National Endowment for the Humanities announces the competition for
2000-2001 NEH Fellowships. These Fellowships provide opportunities for
individuals to pursue advanced research in the humanities. Applicants may
be faculty members of colleges and universities, staff members of colleges
and universities, or faculty and staff members of primary and secondary
schools. Scholars and writers working independently or in institutions
such as museums, libraries, and historical associations, or in
institutions with no connection to the humanities, also are eligible to

Projects supported by NEH Fellowships may contribute to scholarly
knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities.
Such work might eventually produce scholarly articles; a monograph on a
specialized subject; a site report; a translation, an edition, or a
database; or another scholarly tool.

CITIZENSHIP: Applicants should be U.S. citizens, native residents of U.S.
jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been legal residents in the
U.S. or its jurisdictions for at least three years immediately preceding
the application deadline.

ELIGIBILITY: Scholars affiliated with institutions granting the Ph.D. in
the subject area of the project should apply to the Fellowships for
University Teachers Program. Scholars affiliated with institutions no
granting the Ph.D. in the subject area of the project should apply to the
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars Program.
Applicants whose professional training includes a degree program must have
received their degrees or completed all official requirements for them by
the application deadline. Persons seeking support for work leading toward
a degree are not eligible to apply, nor are active candidates for degrees.
Further information on the two programs is available in the printed
guidelines and on the Endowment's web site: <http://www.neh.gov>

TENURE AND STIPENDS: Tenure must cover an uninterrupted period of from
six to twelve months. The earliest beginning date is January 1, 2000, and
the latest is the start of the spring term of the 2000-2001 academic term,
or April 1, 2001 for those who are not teachers. Tenure periods for
teachers must include at least one complete term of the academic year. A
stipend of $30,000 will be awarded to those holding fellowships for a
grant period of nine to twelve months. A stipend of $24,000 will be
awarded to those holding fellowships for a grant period of six to
eight months.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION: All applications must be postmarked on or
before May 1, 1999. Please note that the Endowment does not accep
applications submitted by fax or e-mail. Applicants will be notified of
the decisions on their applications by mid-December 1999.


Web: <http://www.neh.gov>

Fellowships for University Teachers
E-mail: fellowsuniv@neh.gov
Phone: 202-606-8466

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars
E-mail: fellowscollind@neh.gov
Phone: 202-606-8467

Mail inquiries:
NEH Fellowships, Room 318
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20506

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