Professional Development Opportunities This Summer

I know that several of you have emailed asking about summer study programs that are free or pay a stipend to you for participating. I am listing several here along with their deadline dates and URLs.

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

40 different seminars available during varying weeks. Week long summer seminars taking place in the US and the UK. Travel stipends for participants range from $400-500. In almost all cases, housing and meals are provided for free on a college campus. Deadline to apply is February 22.

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/education/seminar_overview.php

Choices Leadership Institute

Takes place July 9-13 in Providence, RI. This year’s focus is Competing Visions of Human Rights: Challenges for U.S. Policy. Travel stipend is not paid, but they cover meals, housing and reading materials at the Institute. Deadline to apply is March 16.

http://www.choices.edu/pd/institute_2012.php

National Endowment for the Humanities

The NEH has 2 different summer programs for teachers: Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops and Summer Seminars and Institutes.

Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops are week long opportunities to engage in intensive study and discussion of important topics is American history and culture. Topics and travel dates vary based on the workshop chosen. A stipend of $1,200 is paid to cover living expenses, books, and travel to and from the workshop. Deadline to apply is March 1.

http://www.neh.gov/projects/landmarks-school.html

Summer Seminars and Institutes are provided the opportunity to study a variety of humanities topics. Topics and travel dates vary based on the workshop chosen. Fixed stipends are paid based on the length of the institute $2,100 (2 weeks), $2,700 (3 weeks), $3,300 (4 weeks), $3,900 (5 weeks). Deadline to apply is March 1.

I do hope you will consider applying for some of these professional development opportunities this summer.