A stipend for NEH Summer Scholars will be provided, and is intended to cover travel, housing, meals, and other expenses.

  • If attending the Local/Commuter Workshop (June 26-30, 2017), NEH Summer Scholars will receive a $600 stipend.

  • If attending the National/Residential Workshop (July 10-14, 2017), visiting NEH Summer Scholars housed at the university will receive a $1,200 stipend. If Summer Scholars commute to this workshop and do not require housing, they will receive a $600 stipend.

NOTE: Only those participants who incur housing costs in a residential workshop week will receive a stipend of $1200. All commuting participants who incur no housing costs, regardless of workshop type, will receive a stipend of $600.

Lodging & Meals

NEH Summer Scholars in the National/Residential Workshop (July 10-14, 2017) will be housed on campus at Tulane University for 6 nights, in single-occupancy rooms with linens provided. Estimated lodging and meal costs are $500-600, to be finalized in March 2017 and deducted from participant stipend.

Room Details:

  • Single Occupancy
  • Suite-style, shared bathroom with shower
  • Room includes; 1 Twin bed (extra long), desk, rack and/or drawer for clothes, small fridge, mirror and 2-drawer dresser
  • Linens provided include: 2 flat sheets, 1 blanket, 1 pillow, 1 pillowcase, 1 towel

Notes on Residence Hall:

  • There is an overhead light, but no desk lamp in rooms
  • NEH Summer Scholars will have use of residence hall kitchen, common area, and free laundry machines
  • There may be an additional bed in the single occupancy room
  • No smoking on campus at all


  • On-campus dining is available.
  • Participants will receive a meal card that covers an estimated 2 meals per day and they can purchase additional meals independently, on or off campus.


Parking & Amenities

Amenities for the National/Residential Workshop include optional parking at $5 per day and free access to the Reily Center (fitness center).

Parking for the Local/Commuting Workshop will be available at $5 per day.


Participants are responsible for air and/or ground travel to Tulane University, to be covered by the participant stipend. For travel to off-campus sites for workshop activities, shuttle bus services will be provided at no cost to participants.

On Sunday, plan to arrive at Tulane University in time to attend our opening reception at 6:00 PM.

On Friday, formal Workshop activities will end by 5:00 PM. Participants may want to stay for an evening of music in New Orleans!


We are partnering with Tulane University Teacher Certification Program to provide continuing education units (CEUs) for educators, and each NEH Summer Scholar will receive a certificate indicating completion of CEUs. Please watch this space for confirmation of number of CEU hours.

What to Expect
  • Climate & Clothing – New Orleans in July and August is, to put it mildly, HOT! We will be traveling off campus to other sites daily and some workshop activities take place outside, so be sure to dress in a cool and comfortable style with good walking shoes. Be prepared with rain gear, and note that inside locations are often heavily air-conditioned, so you will want to dress in layers, with a sweater or wrap.
  • Technology – Since we will be utilizing online materials throughout the workshop, we ask that Summer Scholars bring laptops or tablets if at all possible. If you are unable to bring one of these devices, we can work with you to accommodate technology needs.
  • Incidentals – Summer Scholars should bring personal care items, including shampoo, soap, and toothpaste, since typical hotel incidentals will not be available in on-campus housing. Be sure to consider sunscreen and insect repellent – these are summertime staples in New Orleans!
  • Non-smoking Campus – Note that there is no smoking anywhere on the Tulane University Campus, including residence halls, workshop rooms, dining halls, common areas and grounds. You must leave the campus in order to smoke.
  • Participation in All Elements of the Workshop – NEH summer Scholars will engage in intensive academic and cultural investigations, as part of a community of learners who are expected to participate in all elements of the workshop (completing pre-work assignments, attending and engaging in discussion during all sessions during the workshop, and sharing resources developed during the sessions). Please note that if you want to have an opportunity to explore our beautiful city or conduct research in one of her many archives, you will want to extend your trip! The workshop has a very full schedule and stipends and credit are dependent upon participation in all activities.