You may download application information and instructions that apply to all NEH Landmarks workshops here. This document includes detailed information about the application process, selection criteria, stipends, conditions of the award, and an equal opportunity statement. Please consult this document frequently as you prepare your application. 

To apply to participate in “Manifest Destiny Reconsidered: The Utah Experience,” you must complete the following:

    • An NEH application cover sheet, which you may access at Fill it out and attach it as a .pdf to your application materials.
    • A résumé or short biography that details your educational qualifications and professional experience. Be sure the résumé provides the name, title, phone number, and e-mail address of one professional reference.
    • An application essay (no longer than two double-spaced pages) that addresses your professional background; interest in the subject of the workshop; special perspectives, skills or experiences that would contribute to the workshop; and how the experience will enhance your teaching or school service.

Send your NEH coversheet, résumé, and essay as email attachments to Beth James at no later than March 1, 2019.  Do not send application materials directly to the NEH. Application materials sent directly to NEH will not be reviewed. Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on March 29, 2019 and will have until April 5, 2019 to accept or decline the offer.



Participants who wish to receive academic credit (up to 3 credits) through Continuing Education at the University of Utah pay a $100 administrative fee.  For additional information, contact Beth James at or 801-581-8473.



Teachers selected to participate as NEH Summer Scholars will receive a $1,200 stipend at the end of the workshop session. The stipend is intended to help cover travel, housing, meals, and basic academic expenses. Stipends are taxable.



Full-Time Study and Tenure: NEH Summer Seminar/Institute stipend recipients are expected to attend all meetings and devote full time to the activities for which the stipend was awarded during the announced period of the project. A stipend recipient may not accept a teaching assignment or undertake another major activity during the tenure of the award. Those who, for any reason, do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.

Dismissal from the Program: All NEH Summer Scholars are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. This requires a respectful attitude toward fellow participants, faculty, guest lecturers, and others in all settings (program sessions, field trips, etc.). Unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated and egregious or repeated violations of this principle will be considered grounds for dismissal from the program at the discretion of the Project Director. Reasons for dismissal may include, but are not limited to, repeated absences from scheduled activities and disruptive or threatening behavior.

Consult the NEH Principles of Civility, here:



All NEH Summer Scholars are required to evaluate their experience and report on their activities and accomplishments under the award. Participants will report at the end of the seminar or institute on online forms provided by the Endowment.

NEH Disclaimer: Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do
not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Last Updated: 2/5/19