To apply to our Summer Institute, please submit three copies of a complete application to:
Human Resources Assistant
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
23390 Road K
Cortez, CO 81321
Completed applications should be submitted to the project director, not the NEH, and should be postmarked no later than March 1, 2017. Application materials sent to the NEH will not be reviewed.
Please note: An individual may apply to up to two projects (NEH Summer Seminars, Institutes, or Landmarks Workshops), but may participate in only one.
What is in a complete application?
1. NEH cover sheet
2. A curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé with the names and contact information of two references
3. A four-page, double-spaced essay
Where do I obtain the NEH application cover sheet?
The NEH application cover sheet must be filled out online at this address:
Please follow the prompts. Before you click the "submit" button, print out the cover sheet and add it to your application package. Then click "submit." At this point you will be asked if you want to fill out a cover sheet for another project. If you do, follow the prompts to select the other project and repeat the process.
Do not use the same cover sheet for different projects. You must submit a separate cover sheet online for each project to which you are applying in order to generate a unique tracking number for each application.
CV, Résumé, References
Please include a résumé or brief biography detailing your educational qualification and professional experience. Be sure the résumé provides the name, title, phone number, and e-mail address of two professional references.
What are you looking for in the application essay?
The application essay should be no more than four double-spaced pages. It should address your interest, both academic and personal, in the subject to be studied; qualifications and experiences that equip you to do the work of the seminar or institute and to make a contribution to a learning community; a statement of what you want to accomplish by participating; and the relation of the project to the applicant's professional responsibilities, in other words, how will this experience impact your students?
A selection committee will read and evaluate all properly completed applications in order to select the most promising applicants and to identify a number of alternates. Institute selection committees typically consist of three to five members, usually drawn from the institute faculty and staff members.
Special consideration is given to the likelihood that an applicant will benefit professionally and personally from the seminar/institute experience. It is important, therefore, to address each of the following factors in your application essay:
1. Your effectiveness and commitment as a teacher/educator;
2. Your intellectual interests, in general, and as they relate to the work of the project;
3. Your special perspectives, skills, or experiences that would contribute to the seminar or institute;
4. The likelihood that the experience will enhance your teaching.
While recent participants are eligible to apply, selection committees are charged to give first consideration to applicants who have not participated in an NEH-supported seminar, institute, or workshop in the last three years (2014, 2015, or 2016). Additionally, preference is given to applicants who would significantly contribute to the diversity of the program.
Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on Friday, March 31, 2017, and they will have until Friday, April 7, to accept or decline the offer.
Please Note: Once you have accepted an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program (NEH Summer Seminar, Institute or Landmarks Workshop), you may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age. For further information, write to NEH Equal Opportunity Officer, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. TDD: 202/606 8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).