Applying for an NEH grant? Attend McGillicuddy Humanities Center’s workshop 

The University of Maine McGillicuddy Humanities Center will offer a virtual workshop about applying for grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25.

Mark Silver, senior program officer in the NEH Division of Research Programs, will lead the free, public workshop. Advance registration is required. Space is limited and priority will be given to those in the Midcoast, Down East and Highlands regions of Maine. 

Silver will give an overview of the variety of NEH funding opportunities and offer guidance for writing competitive proposals. He’ll also run a mock application review panel. Panelists will discuss and rank sample proposals using NEH guidelines to provide insight into how applications are evaluated and recommended for NEH funding.

Silver also will be available in the afternoon Thursday, Sept. 24, and Friday, Sept. 25, to virtually meet with prospective applicants to discuss their projects and offer advice about their proposals. People interested in scheduling a 20-minute appointment will be asked to submit in advance a one-page, single-spaced project overview. For more information, email