20150812-TD Media Projects National Endowment for the Humanities

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: 20150812-TD
Funding Opportunity Title: Media Projects
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
CFDA Number(s): 45.164 — Promotion of the Humanities_Public Programs
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Posted Date: Jun 9, 2015
Creation Date: Jun 9, 2015
Original Closing Date for Applications: Aug 12, 2015  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Aug 12, 2015  
Archive Date:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Award Floor: $1

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
County governments
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
State governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Special district governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Endowment for the Humanities
Description: Media Projects grants support film, television, and radio projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience. We welcome humanities projects tailored to particular groups, such as families, youth (including K-12 students), teachers, seniors, at-risk communities, and veterans, but they should also strive to cultivate a more inclusive audience. Film and television projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs must be intended for national distribution, via traditional carriage or online distribution. The Division of Public Programs welcomes projects that range in length from short-form to broadcast-length video. Radio projects, including podcasts, may involve single programs, limited series, or segments within an ongoing program. They may also develop new humanities content to augment existing radio programming or add greater historical background or humanities analysis to the subjects of existing programs. They may be intended for regional or national distribution. NEH encourages projects that engage public audiences through multiple formats in the exploration of humanities ideas. Proposed projects might include complementary components to a film, television, or radio project. These components should deepen the audience’s understanding of the subject in a supplementary manner: for example, book/film discussion programs, supplementary educational websites, or museum exhibitions. Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script or treatment and should also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement. Production grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, and radio programs that promise to engage a broad public audience.
Link to Additional Information: http://www.neh.gov/grants/mp
Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Division of Public Programs National Endowment for the Humanities 400 Seventh Street, SW Washington, DC 20506 202-606-8269 publicpgms@neh.gov publicpgms@neh.gov
publicpgms@neh.gov

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