Each scholar will receive a $2,700 stipend (taxable) to help cover the cost of travel and living expenses for the institute. The approximate cost of food and lodging on the Crow Canyon campus is $85 per day, which will be deducted from your stipend should you choose to stay on campus. Food and housing costs are explained in the Location and Housing section. The town of Cortez offers options for those who may need different accommodations; information regarding alternative housing will be provided upon request. Lodging at Mesa Verde National Park and in Santa Fe will also be deducted from your stipend.
Airport Transfer Fees: Crow Canyon will provide transportation to and from either the Cortez or ($15 one way) or Durango airports ($55 one way). Stipends will be adjusted for this amount.
The stipend, minus fees for food, lodging, and transportation (to and from airports) will be disbursed at the end of the workshop. The amount deducted from stipends will vary depending on whether or not you stay on the Crow Canyon campus.
The approximate remaining stipend cash balance would total about $900 if scholars stay and eat their meals on the Crow Canyon campus. If scholars choose to stay off campus and only eat lunch and dinner on campus, the remaining cash balance would be about $1,800. All NEH scholars must stay with the group at Mesa Verde National Park and in Santa Fe. Institute scholars are required to attend all meetings and to engage fully as professionals in the work of the project. Scholars who, for any reason, do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.