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National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States and provides critical support for research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. The organization funds projects across a range of disciplines, including political science, through a diverse array of opportunities. Grantees include universities, colleges, research institutes, libraries, archives, and museums, as well as individual scholars.

Current Funding Status

The administration's budget blueprint, released March 16, calls for the elimination of funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as eliminating or cutting funds for other programs. APSA’s statement on the potential impact of the proposed budget is available here

APSA Action

APSA is a member of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA). Each year, APSA participates in NHA's Advocacy Day, which brings scholars to Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of political science research and express support for strong funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Other recent activities include:

  • February 2017: APSA publicizes an action alert to support NEH against ongoing proposals to eliminate funding.
NEH Appropriations Committees
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