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2012 NEH Summer Institute for Teachers

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Seminar Details

American Frontiers in Global Perspective
(For High School Teachers)
June 24 - July 14, 2012

NEH Summer Institute for Teachers

Funded by The National Endowment for Humanities

Directed by:
William Katerberg, Calvin College

Who May Apply

(NOTE: This application may NOT be saved and referred to later. Please submit when you have all of the information gathered and input.)

Professional Title
(Dr., Rev., Professor, etc.)
  First Name Last Name
Place of Employment
Discipline/Area of Study
Home Address Street address 1
Street address 2
City    State    
Country   Postal Code
Institution Address Street address 1
Street address 2
City    State    
Country  Postal Code
Preferred mailing
Daytime Phone
Email address

Please attach your most recent Curriculum Vitae or Resume (Attach a Word or .pdf document.)
Completed Application Cover Sheet
The Application Cover Sheet should be completed on the NEH website. Please attach an electronic copy of this cover sheet in Word or .pdf.
Application Essay
The application essay should be no more than four double spaced pages. It should address your reasons for applying; your interest, both academic and personal, in the subject to be studied; qualifications and experiences that equip you to do the work of the seminar or institute and to make a contribution to a learning community; a statement of what you want to accomplish by participating; and the relation of the project to your professional responsibilities.
Two Professional Reference Letters
The two referees may be from inside or outside your home institution. They should be familiar with your professional accomplishments or promise, teaching and/or research interests, and ability to contribute to and benefit from participation in the seminar or institute. Referees should be provided with the director's description of the seminar or institute and your essay. If you are currently a graduate student, you should secure a letter from a professor or advisor. Remember that for this institute your referees should submit the letters electronically - send them by email to the Summer Seminars office at, making sure to put “Reference letter for NEH American Frontiers Institute” in the subject line.
Reference 1 - Name (Last, First)
Complete Mailing Address
Daytime Phone
Email Address
Reference 2 - Name (Last, First)
Complete Mailing Address
Daytime Phone
Email Address
Your application is not complete until we have received all of the required information above. When you click "submit" below, your application will automatically be sent to Thank you for your interest.

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