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 Lynne Munson

Senior Adviser Anne Radice

Senior Counselor to the Chairman Cherie Harder

Special Assistant to the Chairman Andrew Hazlett

Assistant Chairman for Planning and Jeff Thomas


Assistant Chairman for Partnership Carole Watson

and National Affairs

Assistant Chairman for Programs Howard Dickman

Director, We the People Program Richard Fonte

Director, Communications Erik Lokkesmoe

General Counsel Daniel Schneider

Inspector General Sheldon Bernstein

Administrative Services Officer Barry Maynes

Chief Information Officer Brett Bobley

Director, Division of Education Michael Poliakoff


Director, Division of Thomas Mallon

Preservation and Access

Director, Division of Public Nancy Rogers


Director, Division of Research Kenneth Kolson, Acting


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 grantsto 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...

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