Stipend & Housing Info

Teachers selected to participate in this four-week seminar will receive a stipend of $3,300.  Stipends are intended to help cover travel expenses to and from the project location, books and other research expenses, and ordinary living expenses.  Stipends are taxable.  Applicants to should note that supplements will not be given in cases where the stipend is insufficient to cover all expenses.

Seminar participants are required to attend all meetings and to engage fully as professionals in the work of the project.  During the project’s tenure, they may not undertake teaching assignments or any other professional activities unrelated to their participation in the project.  Participants who, for any reason, do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.

At the end of the project’s residential period, NEH Summer Scholars will be asked to submit online evaluations, in which they review their work during the summer and assess its value to their personal and professional development.  These evaluations will become part of the project’s grant file.

Many participants have chosen furnished apartments at Canterbury Court, just a few blocks from the library.  All studio and one bedroom apartments come with kitchens, private bathrooms with tub & shower, large walk-in closets, high ceilings, wall-to-wall carpeting, mini-blinds on all windows, and outlets for cable TV, phone, and high-speed internet.  Air conditioning optional at $160 monthly.   Participants are responsible for bringing their own linens and kitchen supplies.  The current negotiated Newberry rates for summer 2018 are $1,650 for four weeks for a studio; $2,000 for a one bedroom.  Availability subject to change. 

Participant may also consult the Accommodations page on the Newberry website for the most up to date information on special negotiated room rates for Newberry program participants. Participants are free as well to make their own alternative housing arrangements through airbnb or other short term housing rental sites.