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Free Workshop Offers Information About NEH Grant Funding

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Feb. 12, 2008) – Non-profit organizations seeking funding for the humanities can learn more about applying for and receiving a National Endowment for the Humanities grant at a free March 24 workshop at UCM. The university is co-sponsoring the workshop with State Fair Community College.

Valuable Resources for Those Seeking Grant Funding for the Humanities

Douglas M. Arnold, senior program officer for the NEH Division of Education Programs, will present “Fostering the Humanities in the Heart of America” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Elliott Union. Networking sessions for research administrators, advancement officers and humanities faculty and researchers are planned from 1-2:30 p.m. Arnold also will be available during the afternoon to discuss possible funding opportunities for specific projects with small groups. Appointments must be scheduled in advance.

Educational and Non-profit Organizations, State and Local Governments Welcome

The Endowment offers grants in several categories. In most cases any U.S. non-profit organization is eligible to apply, as are state and local governmental agencies and tribal governments. Further information on eligibility is available online at

Workshop participants will receive an overview of NEH funding programs, an introduction to the NEH’s current initiatives, examples of recently funded NEH projects, an overview of the Endowment’s application review process, and grant writing tips.

Extensive Experience with NEH Programs

Arnold has been involved with numerous grant programs during his 18 years with the Endowment. He received a B.A. degree from Bates College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in American history from Princeton University.

Register Now for Free Workshop

Registration deadline is March 7. There is no charge to attend. To register, visit For more information, call 660-543-8165 or e-mail The workshop is co-sponsored by the NEH; the UCM College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; UCM Sponsored Programs and State Fair Community College.

The National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent grant-making agency of the U.S. government, is the largest funder of humanities projects in the country.