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

Both the House and Senate appropriations committees have included increases in funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Senate has proposed $157 million, a $2 million increase from FY19 funding of $155 million. The House, however, passed a funding bill with a $12.5 million increase for the NEH.

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. The NHA created a Take Action page for the public to easily express support for the humanities to Congress and the media. 

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