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Summer Institute Stipend and Expectations

The First Amendment and 21st Century America:
Summer Institute Stipend & Expectations

teachers study at a Rendell Center summer instituteParticipating in an NEH summer program as an “NEH Summer Scholar” brings certain benefits and expectations.

Stipend

Each participant will receive a stipend of $1,200. The stipend is intended to help cover travel, housing, meals, and basic academic expenses. Stipends are taxable. The opening program dinner on Sunday night (July 21) and final dinner on Friday night (July 27) at City Tavern are covered by the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement.

Expectations

Full-Time Study and Tenure: NEH Summer Seminar/Institute stipend recipients are expected to attend all meetings and devote full time to the activities for which the stipend was awarded during the announced period of the project. A stipend recipient may not accept a teaching assignment or undertake another major activity during the tenure of the award. Those who, for any reason, do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.

Dismissal from the Program: All NEH Summer Scholars are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. This requires a respectful attitude toward fellow participants, faculty, guest lecturers, and others in all settings (program sessions, field trips, etc.). Unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated and egregious or repeated violations of this principle will be considered grounds for dismissal from the program at the discretion of the Project Director. Reasons for dismissal may include, but are not limited to, repeated absences from scheduled activities and disruptive or threatening behavior.

Consult the NEH Principles of Civility

Evaluation: All NEH Summer Scholars are required to evaluate their experience and report on their activities and accomplishments under the award. Participants will report at the end of the seminar or institute on online forms provided by the Endowment.

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