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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

On December 18, 2015 Congress approved an omnibus appropriations package for FY16, H.R. 2029. The agreement provides $147.9 million for the NEH, which is the same as the President's FY16 request and $1.9 million over the FY15 enacted level.

On February 9, 2016, President Obama released his administration's FY17 budget. It proposes $149.8 million in NEH funding, a $1.9 million increase from FY16 as enacted. 

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:

  • March 16, 2016: APSA publicizes action alert to support NEH against ongoing proposals to eliminate funding.
NEH Appropriations Committees
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