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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Awards

  • Number of records: 47,197
  • Years covered: 1970-2012


The National Endowment for the Humanities was created in 1965 to award grants to promote excellence in the humanities and awareness of the lessons of history.  It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.

NEH projects have produced 7,000 books, including Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize winners, as well as over 50,000 lectures per year.


The current SDB NEH data was acquired from in June 2012.  This data is also accessible via

Data Fields

The SDB NEH data dictionary is here.


The SDB NEH database goes back to 1970 and is current through June 2012. Year_awarded is considered to be the your of record for these grants.


NEH background information (link)

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