Who Gets National Endowment for the Humanities Funding for Archaeology and How Much?

Posted on February 18, 2014

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Yesterday, I posted some information on the funding of archaeology by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Today I am going to share some of the other insights I managed to tease out of the data I looked at (which I posted in my first piece so anyone can use it).  First, some rough numbers. Since, roughly 1976 (see methods at end) the NEH has spent about $64,616,439 on grants for its Archaeology catagory. $75,171,093 if you count those projects missed by the Archaeology catagory or included an aspect of archaeology (in my last post I detailed how I categorized the categories).  When these numbers are adjusted for inflation the numbers, in 2013 dollars, are $108,749,565 and $122,540,394.

While this looks like a lot of funding, I for one could sure use $100 million, spread over decades it is actually a very small amount. To put that into perspective I have seen estimates that the annual spending on CRM (commercial archaeology) in the US is around $1 billion. Thus NEH funding, in approximately the last 35 years, accounts from roughly 1/10th of what gets spent on CRM in a single year. Current NEH yearly spending on archaeology is $1.5-1.7 million, depending if you include projects outside of the NEH catagory of archaeology. That is roughly .15-7%  of the amount spent on CRM in that same year. That is not a typo, that is less than 1% of CRM spending in a year.

The grant data I obtain from the NEH contains a wealth of information beyond how much was spent on Archaeology. Here is a breakdown of the top ten institutions by the number of grants recived, or more precisely the institutions that the grant holder worked for:

Institution Count Amount-Adjusted for Inflation Non-adjusted
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar 81  $          2,455,324  $                   1,531,019
University of Pennsylvania 36  $          5,627,531  $                   3,523,419
Unknown 26  $             553,449  $                       191,256
Harvard University 26  $          3,241,588  $                   1,592,617
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 23  $          3,455,662  $                   2,482,247
American Schools of Oriental Research 20  $          2,999,262  $                   1,508,426
University of Texas, Austin 19  $          1,870,566  $                   1,187,880
University of California, Berkeley 17  $             951,962  $                       517,005
University of Chicago 17  $          3,159,034  $                   2,224,671
University of Florida 14  $          1,799,085  $                       976,062

I have included the full table at the end of this post. Happily, not everyone has to be affiliated with an institute to obtain funding. The dominance of universities in the top ten is a bit misleading. For example, Crow Canyon has received only four grants but combined they are worth $1.5 million (inflation adjusted) which is more than Berkeley. The reason it appears that Universities dominate the number of grants is because many of these are small grants given out to individuals. Some are fellowships, while others are small pots of money for researchers and PhD students to travel to collections. These small grants increase the number grants an institution receives but adds very little in terms of overall funding. Here is the top ten grant types (full list at the end):

Program Count
Basic Research 250
Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in 106
Collaborative Research 88
Summer Stipends 83
Travel to Collections – 11/85 thru 02/95 80
Archaeology Projects 68
Fellowships for University Teachers 45
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars 40
Humanities Projects for Youth 38
Travel to Collections – 11/83 thru 05/85 31

This small project vs big project funding brings me onto the next aspect of the data, how the money is distributed. The vast majority of the money is given in very small grants. Here is the median, average, and various percentiles (inflation adjusted) for Archaeology-Catagory and Archaeology + Archaeology-related projects:

All Archaeology-only
Average  $        107,870  $     105,685
10th percentile  $            1,538  $          1,538
25th percentile  $          13,365  $        12,814
Median  $          54,100  $        53,543
75th percentile  $        144,490  $     137,762
90th percentile  $        268,645  $     266,765

As one can see 90% of grants are for under a quarter of a million. Except for one very large project almost none of the grants break $1million. Half of the grants are for under 55k. We are not actually talking about large amounts of money from the NEH for Archaeology projects.This is the graphical distribution of grants (all and adjusted for inflation):

Amount per NEH grant for Archaeology and Archaeology-related Projects

Amount per NEH grant for Archaeology and Archaeology-related Projects

It is hard to see on the graph (single line on right side which looks like the edge of graph but stops before the top) but there is a single multimillion projects and almost no other project breaks $1 million.

The last bit of interesting data is where the grants recipient institutes are. Here is the number of grants and money (adjusted and not) by state where receiving institutes are located:

Number of NEH Grants for Archaeology by State

Number of NEH Grants for Archaeology by State

Funds from of NEH Grants for Archaeology by State (Adjusted for Inflation)

Funds from of NEH Grants for Archaeology by State (Adjusted for Inflation)

Funds from of NEH Grants for Archaeology by State (Not Adjusted for Inflation)

Funds from of NEH Grants for Archaeology by State (Not Adjusted for Inflation)

Not every grant is included in these maps i.e. those not affiliated with an institution and institutions outside the US. It is interesting to note that out of the states Massachusetts does particularly well in terms of number and quality of grants. The distribution is somewhat related to population distribution. It is interesting to note that “red/republican” states tend to not have many Archaeology funds coming from NEH. I wonder if an increase in funding to those states might result in different sort of budget for the NEH?

Additional Methods and Data- Most methods were described in my first post but here are some additional details for this post. I said roughly since 1976 because there are 26 grants between 1976-1979 that involve archaeology accounting for rough $800,000. However, it is not till 1980 that the full numbers appear to be recorded. These pre-1980 numbers appear to be random projects that got included in the dataset. These numbers really reflect the funds from 1980 forward with a little bit of funds from the 1970s.

 

Here is the full list of grants by institution:

Institution Count Amount-Adjusted Non-adjusted
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar 81  $          2,455,324  $                   1,531,019
University of Pennsylvania 36  $          5,627,531  $                   3,523,419
Unknown 26  $             553,449  $                       191,256
Harvard University 26  $          3,241,588  $                   1,592,617
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 23  $          3,455,662  $                   2,482,247
American Schools of Oriental Research 20  $          2,999,262  $                   1,508,426
University of Texas, Austin 19  $          1,870,566  $                   1,187,880
University of California, Berkeley 17  $             951,962  $                       517,005
University of Chicago 17  $          3,159,034  $                   2,224,671
University of Florida 14  $          1,799,085  $                       976,062
Bryn Mawr College 14  $          1,527,506  $                       914,990
Yale University 13  $          1,941,013  $                   1,203,864
University of California, Los Angeles 13  $          2,929,048  $                   1,740,988
Boston University 12  $          1,321,488  $                       828,972
University of New Mexico 12  $          2,227,509  $                   1,190,209
University of Illinois at Chicago 11  $          1,009,452  $                       724,913
University of Arizona 11  $             707,981  $                       455,110
Texas A & M Research Foundation 11  $          1,047,371  $                       606,628
Brown University 10  $             672,531  $                       469,907
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 10  $             497,275  $                       228,746
University of Virginia 10  $             771,527  $                       565,239
Indiana University, Bloomington 10  $             896,969  $                       534,986
University of Iowa 9  $             981,599  $                       430,054
SUNY Research Foundation, Albany 9  $             624,712  $                       351,939
University of Cincinnati 9  $          1,814,261  $                   1,059,417
Cornell University 9  $          1,925,700  $                   1,011,605
University of Oregon, Eugene 8  $             807,253  $                       521,356
Washington State University 8  $             829,570  $                       351,058
University of South Carolina, Columbia 8  $          1,053,819  $                       504,587
Secondary School 8  $             122,414  $                         69,200
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 8  $          1,029,732  $                       976,763
Arizona State University 8  $             854,113  $                       576,298
University of Colorado, Boulder 7  $             351,231  $                       178,471
University of Texas, San Antonio 7  $             609,218  $                       331,371
American School of Classical Studies at Athens 7  $             951,492  $                       532,888
University of Wisconsin, Madison 7  $             898,819  $                       492,796
North Carolina State University 7  $             726,726  $                       532,264
Northwestern University 7  $             519,579  $                       368,441
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse 7  $             979,907  $                       849,338
Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. 6  $          1,944,075  $                   1,302,603
University of Maryland, College Park 6  $             794,916  $                       418,108
New York University 6  $             585,472  $                       377,920
University of Tennessee, Knoxville 6  $             979,488  $                       758,400
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 6  $             153,126  $                       132,524
W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research 6  $          1,396,293  $                   1,159,596
Virginia Division of Historic Landmarks 5  $             831,168  $                       350,838
University of California, Santa Barbara 5  $                34,618  $                         19,750
University of Alabama 5  $             636,215  $                       409,325
Brandeis University 4  $             625,463  $                       221,714
Institute of Andean Research 4  $             164,253  $                         64,381
Archaeological Institute of America 4  $             934,199  $                       392,221
Field Museum of Natural History 4  $             708,083  $                       539,548
Kenyon College 4  $                82,168  $                         35,757
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 4  $             179,790  $                         83,732
Walters Art Museum 4  $             495,701  $                       235,914
University of Mississippi, Main Campus 4  $             310,753  $                       173,640
Rochester Museum and Science Center 4  $             569,570  $                       328,215
Ohio Historical Society 4  $             268,130  $                       175,397
Case Western Reserve University 4  $             173,250  $                       103,035
University of Missouri, St. Louis 4  $             540,988  $                       508,316
Vanderbilt University 4  $             640,573  $                       351,824
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 4  $          1,454,679  $                       879,585
American Museum of Natural History 4  $             614,098  $                       472,654
University of North Carolina, Greensboro 4  $             397,056  $                       244,045
University of California, San Diego 4  $             454,844  $                       304,606
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center 4  $          1,496,519  $                   1,122,784
Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute 4  $             723,868  $                       568,020
Alexandria Archive Institute 4  $             669,099  $                       636,772
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3  $             309,817  $                       164,127
University of Washington 3  $             656,104  $                       519,514
Michigan State University 3  $             565,446  $                       235,916
Princeton University 3  $             150,289  $                         58,662
Rutgers University, New Brunswick 3  $             449,842  $                       169,845
American University 3  $             843,672  $                       489,252
Montana State University 3  $                56,714  $                         28,070
Cincinnati Museum of Natural History 3  $             138,776  $                         64,500
Emory University 3  $             595,168  $                       265,420
University of Maine, Orono 3  $             306,730  $                       144,214
University of Missouri, Columbia 3  $             335,799  $                       149,000
Science Museum of Minnesota 3  $             892,401  $                       415,000
Tufts University 3  $                94,135  $                         52,895
Flowerdew Hundred Foundation 3  $          1,190,602  $                       594,456
Wesleyan University 3  $                31,133  $                         15,500
Johns Hopkins University 3  $             190,951  $                       112,539
SUNY Research Foundation, University at Buffalo 3  $             268,600  $                       161,221
Rhode Island School of Design 3  $             397,277  $                       260,203
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 3  $                39,663  $                         20,904
University of Memphis 3  $             337,829  $                       228,250
Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research 3  $             185,021  $                       108,121
Southern Methodist University 3  $             188,940  $                       105,161
Temple University 3  $             391,682  $                       254,696
Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus 3  $          1,236,746  $                       689,544
Rice University 3  $                18,282  $                         11,000
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 3  $             112,642  $                         90,743
University of Delaware 3  $             360,202  $                       304,843
Skidmore College 3  $             195,716  $                       194,000
Art Institute of Chicago 3  $             357,386  $                       251,650
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum 3  $             462,250  $                       366,683
National Geographic Society 3  $                72,781  $                         60,000
University of Akron, Main Campus 3  $             433,139  $                       373,375
Jewish Museum 2  $             120,677  $                         35,673
Milwaukee Public Museum 2  $             149,093  $                         62,728
University of Kentucky 2  $                13,145  $                            5,943
CUNY Research Foundation, Brooklyn College 2  $             136,691  $                         50,758
Museum of Northern Arizona 2  $                94,425  $                         36,887
Metropolitan Museum of Art 2  $             180,450  $                         68,519
Florida State University 2  $             340,275  $                       301,919
Andrews University 2  $             218,717  $                       192,509
Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board 2  $                69,800  $                         27,974
Loyola University, Chicago 2  $                97,299  $                         40,615
University of Idaho 2  $             245,584  $                       117,099
Princeton University Press 2  $                23,419  $                         11,390
University of South Florida 2  $                13,576  $                            7,450
Howard University 2  $                77,774  $                         52,700
Historic Annapolis Foundation 2  $             142,864  $                         66,750
University of Denver 2  $                22,047  $                         11,401
Carnegie Museum of Natural History 2  $             129,406  $                         59,417
American Numismatic Society 2  $                61,415  $                         29,886
Maryland Historical Trust 2  $             211,802  $                       135,000
Calvin College 2  $                  8,264  $                            3,750
Columbia University 2  $             130,493  $                         69,000
Fordham University 2  $                27,526  $                         12,380
Colgate University 2  $             101,221  $                         57,450
University of Pittsburgh 2  $             399,062  $                       208,474
University Museum 2  $                  2,346  $                            1,250
Northern Arizona University 2  $                81,447  $                         38,465
Partners for Livable Places 2  $             159,881  $                         80,000
Illinois State Museum 2  $             193,337  $                       114,000
University of Kansas, Lawrence 2  $                56,071  $                         51,150
Ripon College 2  $             128,089  $                         78,500
University of Alaska, Fairbanks 2  $          1,011,111  $                       762,411
University of Central Florida, Orlando 2  $                  8,253  $                            4,400
Texas A & M University, College Station 2  $                  2,722  $                            1,500
Ohio State University Research Foundation 2  $             167,865  $                         97,623
Hebrew Union College, New York 2  $             123,371  $                         70,928
SUNY Research Foundation, Stony Brook 2  $             207,579  $                       146,999
University of Southern California 2  $             179,482  $                       145,146
Institute of Nautical Archaeology 2  $             623,699  $                       440,000
Corporation for Jefferson’s Poplar Forest 2  $             160,378  $                         92,489
University of Nebraska, Lincoln 2  $             183,576  $                       113,500
Wellesley College 2  $             254,405  $                       185,551
University of Kentucky Research Foundation 2  $             199,095  $                       135,029
University of Texas, Arlington 2  $             109,438  $                         68,750
University of Hawaii, Honolulu 2  $             206,371  $                       131,000
American Focus, Inc. 2  $                95,120  $                         60,000
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2  $             314,169  $                       288,493
University of Dayton 2  $             141,136  $                         90,618
University of California, Davis 2  $             402,830  $                       264,530
Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities 2  $             516,671  $                       348,410
Girls Incorporated 2  $             346,555  $                       240,910
University of Arkansas, Arkansas Archaeological Survey 2  $             502,791  $                       364,310
Sweet Briar College 2  $                93,943  $                         80,400
Hartwick College 2  $                39,440  $                         29,505
American Academy in Rome 2  $             180,701  $                       146,218
College of William and Mary 2  $             172,218  $                       148,581
University of Notre Dame 2  $             160,067  $                       140,000
Bard Graduate Center 2  $                82,510  $                         73,600
Community College Humanities Association 2  $             404,778  $                       375,572
Middle Tennessee State University 2  $             332,031  $                       300,887
Society of Biblical Literature 2  $             354,128  $                       340,000
University of Florida Libraries 2  $             322,622  $                       317,965
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology 1  $                28,067  $                            7,856
Jewish Community Center of Omaha 1  $             154,623  $                         43,276
Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences 1  $             224,614  $                         70,000
Doane College 1  $                11,331  $                            3,531
Alexandria Archaeology Program 1  $                24,370  $                            7,595
St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation 1  $                94,425  $                         29,427
Public Broadcasting Associates, Inc. 1  $          3,618,750  $                   1,280,000
Eastern Kentucky University 1  $                  8,254  $                            2,919
Fort Bidwell Indian Tribal Council 1  $                  7,068  $                            2,500
St. Croix Tribal Council 1  $                  7,068  $                            2,500
Transformations Film Project 1  $             160,370  $                         56,725
Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium Foundation 1  $                18,521  $                            6,551
San Diego Museum of Man 1  $                  7,068  $                            2,500
Hansen Planetarium/Salt Lake County Government 1  $             209,314  $                         74,037
Robert S. Peabody Foundation 1  $             133,574  $                         47,247
School District of the City of Berkeley 1  $                         –  $                                   –
Bucks County Community College 1  $                  7,066  $                            2,500
Bolivar-Zoar Youth Center, Inc. 1  $                  6,998  $                            2,475
Riverside County Parks Department 1  $                13,178  $                            4,661
Monroe County Public Library 1  $             207,561  $                         73,417
Antillean Project 1  $             169,629  $                         60,000
Hopi Cultural Center Board 1  $                49,390  $                         17,470
Archaeology Society of Staten Island 1  $                14,136  $                            5,000
Rutgers University Press 1  $                16,963  $                            6,000
Council for Greater Boston Camp Fire Girls 1  $                14,136  $                            5,000
Museum of Afro American History 1  $             107,637  $                         42,000
Center for Inter-American Relations 1  $                43,106  $                         16,820
Owensboro Area Museum of Science and History 1  $                10,507  $                            4,100
TeleCine Associates 1  $                53,296  $                         20,796
North Shore Society of the AIA 1  $                  7,688  $                            3,000
St. Mary’s City Commission 1  $             317,785  $                       124,000
Harvard University Press 1  $                25,628  $                         10,000
Vincennes University 1  $                  7,985  $                            3,116
Spence School 1  $                24,411  $                            9,525
Center for American Archaeology 1  $             243,464  $                         95,000
Nuevo Santander Museum 1  $                30,495  $                         11,899
Makah Cultural and Research Center 1  $                21,054  $                            8,215
American Federation of Arts 1  $                53,639  $                         20,930
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians 1  $                12,814  $                            5,000
Naif S. Attiyeh Foundation 1  $                44,849  $                         17,500
Bellport Memorial Library 1  $                  6,407  $                            2,500
Citizens Library 1  $                  6,658  $                            2,598
Fraunces Tavern Museum 1  $                79,597  $                         31,059
Westminster Preservation Trust, Inc. 1  $                19,387  $                            7,565
Fairfax County Park Authority 1  $                38,844  $                         15,157
City of Alexandria 1  $             205,023  $                         80,000
Department of Public Parks 1  $                24,141  $                         10,000
Longmont Museum 1  $                  5,981  $                            2,478
Tallahassee Junior Museum 1  $                  6,035  $                            2,500
Western Wyoming Community College 1  $                26,555  $                         11,000
Northeast Archaeology Project 1  $                96,562  $                         40,000
Preble County Historical Society 1  $                  5,179  $                            2,145
Lefor School District 1  $                  6,035  $                            2,500
Children’s Television Workshop 1  $             905,273  $                       375,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County 1  $                72,422  $                         30,000
Religion and Ethics Institute, Inc. 1  $                65,180  $                         27,000
Roosevelt University 1  $             144,897  $                         60,022
New Hampshire Farm Museum, Inc. 1  $                12,606  $                            5,222
Dakota Wesleyan University 1  $             160,740  $                         66,585
Dropsie University 1  $                41,020  $                         16,992
Museum of Our National Heritage 1  $             212,351  $                         90,790
New York City Board of Education 1  $                52,198  $                         22,317
University of Georgia 1  $                  6,315  $                            2,700
Stanford University 1  $                19,610  $                            8,384
Southwest Board of Cooperative Services 1  $                91,213  $                         38,998
University of Louisville 1  $                36,953  $                         15,799
Textile Museum 1  $             199,676  $                         85,371
Mayme Waggener High School 1  $                  1,775  $                               759
Simmons College 1  $                35,072  $                         14,995
Alamo Navajo School Board, Inc. 1  $             107,144  $                         45,809
Onondaga County Department of Parks and Recreation 1  $                34,558  $                         14,775
Lewis and Clark College 1  $             199,651  $                         85,360
Dickson Mounds State Museum 1  $             241,791  $                       107,840
Save Our Cemeteries, Inc. 1  $                93,556  $                         41,727
DePaul University 1  $             223,045  $                         99,479
Joslyn Art Museum 1  $                44,457  $                         19,828
California State University, Fullerton Foundation 1  $                  6,726  $                            3,000
Western Public Radio 1  $             228,697  $                       102,000
Rogers State College 1  $                42,755  $                         19,069
Linfield College 1  $                  1,121  $                               500
Community School District #18 1  $             327,465  $                       146,051
Willamette Science and Technology Center 1  $                11,211  $                            5,000
Toledo Museum of Art 1  $                22,421  $                         10,000
Bronx Museum of the Arts 1  $                33,632  $                         15,000
Cultural Heritage Council 1  $                89,685  $                         40,000
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation, Inc. 1  $                83,418  $                         37,205
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History 1  $                32,511  $                         14,500
New York State Office of Parks and Recreation 1  $             283,192  $                       130,803
Durango Public Library/City of Durango 1  $                27,622  $                         12,758
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 1  $                76,227  $                         35,208
San Jose State University 1  $                59,538  $                         27,500
University of Rochester 1  $                75,776  $                         35,000
Albuquerque Museum Foundation 1  $                25,980  $                         12,000
College Art Association of America, Inc. 1  $                  6,741  $                            3,114
Museum of the American Indian 1  $                52,819  $                         24,850
Tulane University 1  $                  6,377  $                            3,000
Egypt Exploration Society 1  $                  8,502  $                            4,000
University of Oklahoma, Norman 1  $                  6,377  $                            3,000
Northern Illinois University 1  $                74,393  $                         35,000
Historic Deerfield, Inc. 1  $                85,021  $                         40,000
Sheldon Art Museum 1  $                14,060  $                            6,615
Southwest Museum 1  $          1,025,339  $                       500,000
Wilson College 1  $                  1,538  $                               750
Colorado Historical Society 1  $                42,878  $                         20,909
University of Guam 1  $                71,774  $                         35,000
J. Patterson Park and Museum 1  $                  1,538  $                               750
West Virginia University 1  $                  1,538  $                               750
CUNY Research Foundation, Hunter College 1  $                56,394  $                         27,500
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco 1  $             410,136  $                       200,000
Smith College 1  $                  1,477  $                               750
Loma Linda University 1  $                  4,332  $                            2,200
De Anza College 1  $                  1,477  $                               750
San Diego State University  Research Foundation 1  $             133,091  $                         67,586
South Street Seaport Museum 1  $                83,154  $                         42,227
University of Pennsylvania Museum 1  $                  1,409  $                               750
Zuni Archaeology Program 1  $                48,846  $                         26,000
John Carter Brown Library 1  $                  1,409  $                               750
Allegheny College 1  $                  1,409  $                               750
Heritage Research Associates, Inc. 1  $                  1,409  $                               750
Arkansas Museum of Science and History 1  $                93,934  $                         50,000
Lane College 1  $                56,361  $                         30,000
California Academy of Sciences 1  $                  1,409  $                               750
Museum of New Mexico Foundation 1  $                93,934  $                         50,000
Victoria University of Wellington 1  $                  1,337  $                               750
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1  $                49,015  $                         27,500
Western Michigan University 1  $                  6,238  $                            3,500
Bucknell University 1  $                  6,238  $                            3,500
Historic St. Mary’s City 1  $             196,062  $                       110,000
Dickinson College 1  $                  6,238  $                            3,500
SUNY Research Foundation, College at New Paltz 1  $                88,771  $                         49,805
University of South Alabama 1  $             246,680  $                       138,399
Lawrence University 1  $                  1,337  $                               750
Marquette University 1  $                  1,337  $                               750
Dayton Museum of Natural History 1  $             327,416  $                       191,426
Institute for New World Archaeology 1  $                27,845  $                         16,280
Wake Forest University 1  $                  1,283  $                               750
University of Houston, Clear Lake 1  $                  1,283  $                               750
Maryland Institute College of Art 1  $                  1,283  $                               750
Council of American Overseas Research Centers 1  $                19,666  $                         11,498
University of Nevada, Reno 1  $                  1,283  $                               750
Syracuse University 1  $                  6,642  $                            4,000
Texas A & M University System Office 1  $                  1,245  $                               750
University of California, Santa Cruz 1  $                  6,642  $                            4,000
Archaeological Conservancy 1  $             473,220  $                       285,000
William Paterson University 1  $                  1,245  $                               750
Georgia State University 1  $                94,707  $                         58,746
Yale University Press 1  $                92,377  $                         57,300
Georgetown College 1  $                  7,658  $                            4,750
San Francisco State University 1  $                         –  $                                   –
St. Xavier High School 1  $                29,457  $                         18,272
Grand Valley State University 1  $                  1,209  $                               750
Georgetown University 1  $                47,157  $                         30,000
College of Charleston 1  $                  4,716  $                            3,000
Albion College 1  $                42,354  $                         26,944
Washington University 1  $                  7,467  $                            4,750
Smithsonian Institution 1  $                40,744  $                         25,920
Hermitage 1  $                78,551  $                         49,972
Juniata College 1  $                  4,716  $                            3,000
University of Nevada, Las Vegas 1  $                49,172  $                         31,282
Fundacion Puertorriquena de las Humanidades 1  $                15,719  $                         10,000
Florida Division of Historical Resources 1  $             382,147  $                       250,000
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville 1  $                97,730  $                         63,935
University of Wyoming 1  $             207,890  $                       136,001
Virgin Islands Division for Archaeology and Historical Preservation 1  $                53,336  $                         34,892
School for Advanced Research 1  $             108,354  $                         70,885
Santa Clara University 1  $                  7,261  $                            4,750
St. Mary’s College of California 1  $                  7,261  $                            4,750
Denver Museum of Natural History 1  $                44,542  $                         30,000
California State University, San Bernardino 1  $                44,542  $                         30,000
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1  $                61,988  $                         41,750
Andover Newton Theological School 1  $             114,920  $                         77,400
Boston College 1  $                42,839  $                         29,515
Fort Ligonier Association 1  $             321,566  $                       225,000
Alutiiq Heritage Foundation 1  $             353,148  $                       252,555
Ben Gurion University of the Negev 1  $                41,949  $                         30,000
Comstock Historic District Commission 1  $                  5,195  $                            3,840
Iowa State University 1  $                  5,411  $                            4,000
Trinity College, Hartford 1  $                  5,411  $                            4,000
Blytheville School District 1  $             157,848  $                       120,000
La Sierra University 1  $             203,887  $                       155,000
Middlebury College 1  $                31,570  $                         24,000
Center for American Archeology 1  $             188,851  $                       145,839
University of Utah 1  $                77,695  $                         60,000
Colorado State University 1  $                77,695  $                         60,000
Lehman College Art Gallery 1  $                32,285  $                         25,500
Franklin and Marshall College 1  $                  6,330  $                            5,000
Baylor School 1  $                  6,166  $                            5,000
Clemson University 1  $                  6,166  $                            5,000
American Center of Oriental Research 1  $                36,997  $                         30,000
Macalester College 1  $                  6,166  $                            5,000
Montgomery College 1  $                36,090  $                         29,265
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater 1  $                  6,166  $                            5,000
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay 1  $                49,329  $                         40,000
Casco Bay Assyriological Institute 1  $                22,892  $                         18,563
Children’s Museum of Manhattan 1  $                12,332  $                         10,000
Florida Department of State 1  $             596,408  $                       500,000
Northwestern State University of Louisiana 1  $             101,389  $                         85,000
Portland State University 1  $             173,217  $                       149,901
University of Southern Mississippi 1  $                34,666  $                         30,000
The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq 1  $             101,688  $                         88,000
Gettysburg College 1  $                46,222  $                         40,000
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg 1  $             172,741  $                       149,489
Fremont Indian State Park and Museum 1  $                  5,618  $                            5,000
Coastal Carolina University 1  $                33,706  $                         30,000
Notre Dame of Maryland University 1  $             218,079  $                       194,100
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater 1  $                48,690  $                         45,000
Mississippi State University 1  $                54,100  $                         50,000
Beloit College 1  $                  5,384  $                            4,976
State of Vermont Division for Historic Preservation 1  $                27,050  $                         25,000
San Diego Archaeological Center 1  $                  5,410  $                            5,000
Texas A & M University, Commerce 1  $             189,777  $                       175,395
Wayne State University 1  $             132,574  $                       122,092
California State University, Northridge 1  $             162,879  $                       150,000
Claremont McKenna College 1  $                53,983  $                         49,715
Arkansas Archeological Survey 1  $             260,606  $                       240,000
Delaware Humanities Forum 1  $                86,348  $                         79,520
California State University, Stanislaus Foundation 1  $                  6,410  $                            6,000
Barnard College 1  $                  6,410  $                            6,000
East Tennessee State University 1  $             224,350  $                       210,000
Montpelier Foundation 1  $             267,084  $                       250,000
Alpena Community College 1  $             132,679  $                       124,192
University of North Carolina, Charlotte 1  $             165,153  $                       154,589
State University of West Georgia 1  $                  6,410  $                            6,000
Cahokia Mounds Museum Society 1  $             310,176  $                       299,500
University of Louisiana, Monroe 1  $                  6,211  $                            5,997
University of Montana 1  $             258,608  $                       249,707
Davidson College 1  $                  6,214  $                            6,000
Lost City Museum 1  $                  6,214  $                            6,000
Northeastern Illinois University 1  $                52,197  $                         50,400
Wabash College 1  $                  6,214  $                            6,000
Central Community College 1  $             145,210  $                       140,212
Getty Research Institute 1  $             276,673  $                       267,150
St. Mary’s College of Maryland 1  $             192,783  $                       190,000
Arkansas State University, Main Campus 1  $             201,411  $                       198,503
Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation 1  $                40,586  $                         40,000
California State University, Monterey Bay 1  $             179,286  $                       176,698
University of Texas, Pan American 1  $             100,881  $                         99,425
Catholic University of America 1  $                27,921  $                         27,921

Here is the full list of grants by program-

Program Count
Basic Research 250
Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in 106
Collaborative Research 88
Summer Stipends 83
Travel to Collections – 11/85 thru 02/95 80
Archaeology Projects 68
Fellowships for University Teachers 45
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars 40
Humanities Projects for Youth 38
Travel to Collections – 11/83 thru 05/85 31
Institutes for School Teachers 22
Scholarly Publications 22
Conferences 19
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants 15
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions 14
Institutes for College and University Teachers 13
Preservation Assistance Grants 13
National Heritage Preservation Projects 12
Preservation/Access Projects 12
State and Local and  Regional Studies 11
Younger Scholars – 02/86 thru 02/95 11
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources 11
Media, Humanities Projects in 9
Younger Scholars – 02/76 thru 02/85 9
Challenge Grants 8
Reference Materials – Tools 7
Education Development and Demonstration 6
Landmarks of American History 6
Seminars for College Teachers 5
Special Projects 5
Reference Materials – Access 5
Iraqi Cultural Heritage Initiative 5
Pilot Grants – Education 3
Translations 3
Libraries and Archives, Humanities Projects in 3
Study Grants for College Teachers 3
Teaching and Learning Resources and Curriculum Development 3
Landmarks of American History for Community Colleges, WTP 3
America’s Historical & Cultural Organizations Planning 3
Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities 3
Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation 3
Education Consultant Grants 2
Fellowships At Centers for Advanced Study 2
NEH Teacher-Scholar Program 2
Consultation Grants (ER Title Ib) 2
Save America’s Treasures 2
JISC/NEH Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration Grants 2
Public Programs Special Projects (GD) 1
Residential College Teacher – 1976 thru 1981 1
Fellowships Challenge Grants 1
Research Challenge Grants 1
Challenge Grants for Museums 1
Humanities Programs for Nontraditional Learners 1
Challenge Grants for Research Libraries 1
Challenge Grants for Advanced Study Centers 1
Public Challenge Grants 1
Exemplary Awards 1
Schools for a New Millennium 1
Presidentially Designated Institutions 1
Faculty Humanities Workshops 1
Special Initiatives 1
Museums Planning 1
Stabilization Grants 1
Reference Materials 1
Digital Humanities Fellowships 1
Advancing Knowledge: The IMLS/NEH Digital Partnership 1
NEH/DFG Symposia and Workshops Program 1
Grants for State Humanities Councils 1
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections 1
Awards for Faculty 1
Scholarly Editions and Translations 1
Digital Humanities Implementation Grants 1
Preservation Education and Training 1
Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning 1
Humanities Initiatives: HSIs 1
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