Challenge Programs: Challenge Grants

Period of Performance

12/1/2001 - 7/31/2007

Funding Totals (matching)

$600,000.00 (approved)
$600,000.00 (offered)
$600,000.00 (awarded)

Support for Humanities Endowment and Infrastructure

FAIN: CH-50020-04

American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Cambridge, MA 02138-1929)
Leslie C. Berlowitz (Project Director: May 2003 to December 2006)

Endowment for a program of visiting scholars in the humanities and for lectures, conferences and special projects; and renovation of office facilities for visiting scholars.

The Academy seeks a Challenge Grant from the NEH which would be used for the following purposes: 1) creation of a humanities Endowment that will support diverse humanities-related activities at the Academy, including: stipends for Visiting Scholars; a humanities lecture series; conferences, meetings, and special projects; and staff dedicated to the Humanities Initiative; 2) support for renovation of the Academy's House in Cambridge to accomodate offices for the Humanities Initiative staff and Visiting Scholars; and 3] a small amount of bridging funds to offset expenses of the Humanities Initiative during its initial phase.