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Before you attempt to complete an application, please obtain and read the Program Description and the NEH Application Guidelines both of which are on this website.


Application Form

To submit your application essay and curriculum vitae upload them as PDF files using the upload utility in the application forms below. 

Please ask your referees to come to this page ( and fill out the “Letters of Recommendation” form.  Letters of recommendation should be submitted as signed PDFs.  The easiest way to accomplish this is to print the letter, sign it, and scan the signed copy as a PDF file.  The signed PDF can then be uploaded using the “Letters of Recommendation” form. Alternatively, referees can submit their letters via email attachment to this address They should put your name and “Recommendation” in the subject line of the email. The letters of recommendation will be held in the strictest confidence.

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Letters of Recommendation