National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States and provides critical support for research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. The organization funds projects across a range of disciplines, including political science, through a diverse array of opportunities. Grantees include universities, colleges, research institutes, libraries, archives, and museums, as well as individual scholars.

Current Funding Status

The Presidential budget request proposes $200.68 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities budget, an 11.5 percent increase from FY22. The request includes $77.75 million for NEH’s grant programs in support of projects in the humanities and $63 million for the state and jurisdictional humanities councils. Additionally, the request calls for allocating $2.4 million for creation of an Office of Research and Analysis to analyze the effectiveness of NEH programs and policies, an Office of Outreach that increases the agency’s engagement with underserved communities, and a Chief Diversity Officer to advise the agency on diversity.

APSA Action

APSA is a member of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA). Each year, APSA participates in NHA's Advocacy Day, which brings scholars to Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of political science research and express support for strong funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities. The NHA created a Take Action page for the public to easily express support for the humanities to Congress and the media. 

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