Daily Archives: February 7, 2012

Update: Location for NEH workshop

Update: The National Endowment for the Humanities workshop on Wednesday February 22 will be held in the Alumni Event Center.  It is now open to humanities faculty members from all area colleges and universities.  Details are in the original post below.

N.C. A&T State University will host a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Regional Workshop on Wednesday, February 22.  It will be open to faculty members from N.C. A&T, other historically black colleges and universities in the area, Appalachian State, UNCG and Wake Forest University.

Dr. Mark Silver, NEH Senior Program Officer, will present a session focused on tips for writing award applications, specifically for faculty awards, fellowships, and summer stipends.  There will also be a mock peer-review panel and a question-and-answer session.

Mr. Darrell Stover, Program Director from the North Carolina Humanities Council, will give a brief overview of current Humanities Council programs.

After the workshop, visiting faculty will have the opportunity to speak individually with Dr. Silver for 15 to 20 minutes regarding individual research proposal concepts.  N.C. A&T and Bennett College faculty members will have the same opportunity the next day, Thursday, February 23rd between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  All faculty members requesting a meeting must submit a one-page executive summary of their project in advance.  Requests for individual meetings must be indicated at the time of registration; executive summaries will be due to Nora Shively (nshivelyncatsu@gmail.com) no later than Monday, February 6.

On-site registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by workshop sessions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A continental breakfast and hot lunch will be provided.  The location of the event on the A&T campus will be announced soon.

Registration is open for N.C. A&T faculty members.  Faculty from area HBCUs will be able to register beginning Friday, January 27.  Faculty from Appalachian State, UNCG, and Wake Forest will be able to register beginning Tuesday, January 31. Space is limited to 70 individuals.  To register, go to http://www.ncat.edu/~divofres/services/training.php.