The National Endowment for the Humanities offers grants of up to $25,000 to support the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question.
Deadline: September 13, 2012
For more information about Enduring Questions, please visit http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/enduring-questions.
What is good government? What is friendship? Are there universals in human nature? What are the origins of the universe?
Enduring Questions grants support the development by up to four faculty members of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This course would encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental question addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day.
No discipline, field, or profession can lay an exclusive claim to enduring questions. They have long held interest for young people, and they allow for a special, intense dialogue across generations. The Enduring Questions grant program helps promote such dialogue in today’s undergraduate environment.
Courses may be taught by faculty members from any department or discipline in the humanities or outside the humanities (e.g. cosmology, economics, law, mathematics, medicine, psychology), provided humanities sources are central to the course.
- St. Norbert College, Marcella L. Paul and Joel Mann: NEH Enduring Questions Course on “What Is Time?”
- University of Arizona, Michael Gill: NEH Enduring Questions Course on “Where Does Morality Come From?”
- York County Technical College, Seth Nathaniel Rogoff: NEH Enduring Questions Course on “What Is the Meaning of Dreams?”
New York University, Martha Rust and Suzanne E. England: NEH Enduring Questions Course on “What Is Memory?”