National Endowment for the Humanities


National Endowment for the Humanities

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20506

Phone, 202-606-8400. Internet, E-mail,

Chairman Bruce Cole

Deputy Chairman Thomas Mallon

Adviser to the Chairman Andrew Hazlett

Assistant Chairman for Planning and Jeff Thomas


Assistant Chairman for Partnership Carole Watson

and National Affairs

Director, We the People Program Thomas Lindsay

Director, Communications Noel Milan, Acting

General Counsel Michael McDonald

Director, Congressional Affairs Brian Lee

Inspector General Sheldon Bernstein

Administrative Services Officer Barry Maynes

Chief Information Officer Brett Bobley

Director, Division of Education Michael Poliakoff


Director, Division of Ralph Canevali, Acting

Preservation and Access

Director, Division of Public Nancy Rogers


Director, Division of Research Joyce Lee Malcolm


Director, Federal/State Edythe Manza


Director, Office of Challenge Stephen M. Ross


Director, Office of Human Timothy G. Connelly


Director, Office of Strategic Larry Myers


Director, Office of Grants Susan Daisey


Director, Office of Public Noel Milan


Director, Office of Publications Mary Lou Beatty

Equal Employment Opportunity Willie McGhee



The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent, grantmaking agency established by Congress in 1965 to support research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

According to the agency's authorizing legislation, the term

``humanities'' includes, but is not limited to, the study of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences that employ historical or philosophical approaches.

The Endowment makes grants to individuals, groups, or institutions--

schools, colleges, universities, museums, public television stations, libraries, public agencies, and nonprofit private groups to increase understanding and appreciation of the humanities.

Challenge Grants Nonprofit institutions interested in developing new sources of long-term support for educational, scholarly, preservation, and public programs in the humanities may be assisted in these efforts by a challenge...

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