To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our workshop will be held virtually. Activities will be conducted synchronously and asynchronously on the internet. There is no residential component.


Landmarks of American History and Culture Participant Eligibility Criteria

Landmarks of American History and Culture programs provide K-12 educators with the opportunity to engage in intensive study and discussion of important topics and issues in American history and culture, while providing them with direct experiences in the interpretation of significant historical and cultural sites and the use of archival and other primary evidence. 

Prior to completing an application to a specific Landmarks program, please review the project website and consider carefully what is expected in terms of online or in- person delivery, attendance and engagement, reading and writing requirements, and curricular development and dissemination based on participation in the program. 

NEH Landmarks workshops involve teachers in collaboration with core faculty and visiting scholars to study the best available scholarship on a specific landmark or cluster of landmarks. Workshops, offered twice in one summer, accommodate 36 teachers in each one-week session. Participants benefit by gaining a sense of the importance of historical and cultural places, by making connections between the workshop content and what they teach, and by developing individual teaching and/or research materials.

Please Note: An individual may apply to two NEH summer projects (NEH Landmarks Workshops, NEH Summer Seminars, or NEH Summer Institutes), but may participate in only one.


A selection committee formed by Project Directors will read and evaluate all properly completed applications. 

Special consideration is given to the likelihood that an applicant will benefit professionally and personally from the workshop experience. It is important, therefore, to address each of the following factors in the application essay:

  1. your professional background;
  2. your interest in the subject of the workshop;
  3. your special perspectives, skills, or experiences that would contribute to the workshop; and
  4. how the experience would enhance your teaching or school service.

Five workshop spaces may be reserved for teachers who are new to the profession (those who have been teaching for five years or less). While recent participants are eligible to apply, selection committees are asked to give first consideration to applicants who have not previously participated in an NEH-supported seminar, institute, or workshop. Additionally, preference is given to applicants who would significantly contribute to the diversity of the workshop.


Teachers selected to participate in a Landmarks program will receive a $1,300.00 stipend at the end of the workshop session. Stipends are taxable.

Landmarks program participants are required to attend all scheduled meetings and to engage fully as professionals in all project activities. Participants who do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend. 

At the end of the workshop, participants will be asked to provide an assessment of their workshop experience, especially in terms of its value to their personal and professional development. These confidential online evaluations will become a part of the project’s grant file.


A completed application consists of the following items:

  • a completed application form.
  • a résumé or short biography with contact information for a professional reference, and
  • an application essay (no longer than two double-spaced pages).

*Note that filling out the application form is not the same as applying. A full application consists of all of the items listed above, submitted to the email or mailing address, listed below.




Please send us your application at:   

OR mail it at:

The Long Road from Brown Team (Att: Dr. Yonghee Suh) 
3101 Education Building
Old Dominion University
5115 Hampton Blvd. 
Norfolk VA 23510

Completed applications should be submitted to the Project Director, not the NEH, no later than Monday, March 1, 2021. Application materials sent to the NEH will not be reviewed. Please follow the directions and requirements provided at the project website and direct all questions regarding the application process to the Project Director. 

All applicants will be notified of their selection on Friday, March 26, 2021, and they will have until Friday, April 2, 2021 to accept or decline the offer.

Once you have accepted an offer to attend any NEH-supported program (NEH Landmarks program, NEH Summer Seminar, or NEH Summer Institute), you may not withdraw in order to accept an offer from another program.

If you have any questions as you prepare your application package, do not hesitate to contact us at


Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or sexual orientation. For further information, write to NEH Equal Opportunity Officer, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20506. TDD: 202/606-8282 (for the hearing impaired only).