This workshop will give attendees the opportunity to learn from NEH senior program officer, Jennifer Serventi, about the many funding opportunities offered by the Endowment. She will cover the programs offered by the Divisions of Research Programs, Education Programs, Preservation and Access, Public Programs, and the Offices of Digital Humanities and Challenge Grants. In her presentation, she will address two related questions: 1) What opportunities are available to faculty and staff, with a particular focus on support for digital projects? and, 2) What kinds of strategies can they employ to take advantage of them?
She also will discuss ways that faculty and staff can participate in NEH projects and special initiatives beyond applying for an award directly from NEH. Examples of these opportunities include serving as a peer review panelist, advising documentary films, evaluating archival collections as an advisory board member, participating in educational seminars and institutes, conducting research with support of a fellowship from an independent research institution, or becoming involved in the work of state humanities councils.
Speaker Bio: Jennifer Serventi is a Senior Program Officer in the Office of Digital Humanities. She coordinates the Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program and also works extensively with the Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program. Prior to joining ODH in 2007, she served in NEH's Divisions of Research and Education Programs. Before coming to the Endowment in 1994, she was a staff member at the Institute of Museum and Library Services. She received her BA in history and government from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. Her mother is a native Detroiter and her uncle and a cousin attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is also a fan of Zingerman’s mail order.