NEH Grants in the History of Science

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded $16.3 million in grants for 290 projects around the country that will support humanities-based research and programs. Eight of these grants will support projects in the history of science. 

Florida State University
[Fellowships for University Teachers]
Outright Grant: $50,400
Project Director: Meegan Kennedy Hanson
Project Title: The Microscope and the Language of Wonder in Victorian Literature

University of Notre Dame
[Fellowships for University Teachers]
Outright Grant: $50,400
Project Director: Sean Kelsey
Project Title: Aristotle’s Soul: Essays on the Classical Scientific Treatise, De Anima

Northeastern University
[Fellowships for University Teachers]
Outright Grant: $50,400
Project Director: Benjamin Schmidt
Project Title: Creating Data: The Invention of Information in the 19th-Century American State

WGBH Educational Foundation
[Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Public Programs)]
Outright Grant: $800,000
Project Director: Mark Samels
Project Title: American Experience: Documentary Films on Science

WNET
[Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Public Programs)]
Outright Grant: $800,000
Project Director: Michael Kantor
Project Title: American Masters of Science: Two Documentaries on James Watson and Oliver Sacks

Miami University, Oxford
[Fellowships for University Teachers]
Outright Grant: $50,400
Project Director: Michele Navakas
Project Title: 19th-century Literary and Scientific Inquiry on the Nature of Marine Life

University of Pennsylvania
[Fellowships for University Teachers]
Outright Grant: $50,400
Project Director: John Tresch
Project Title: Poet Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science

University of Washington
[Fellowships for University Teachers]
Outright Grant: $50,400
Project Director: Linda Nash
Project Title: American Engineers and Hydroelectric Development Projects in the U.S. and Afghanistan