Applications to the NEH Advanced Topics Summer Institute are now closed.

Who can apply?

Submissions are encouraged from scholars with research or teaching projects that would benefit from advanced discussion of theoretical issues related to 3D content; in-service educators interested in pedagogical applications for 3D content across humanities disciplines and grade levels; library, museum, and publishing professionals investigating or using 3D content in installations or born-digital publications; and technologists involved with interactive 3D computer graphics, educational games, or dissemination platforms.

First consideration will be given to applicants who have not participated in a NEH‐supported seminar or institute in the last three years. The main selection criteria will be demonstrated interest in one or more of the topics addressed in the institute, with an eye towards positioning selected participants towards a series of theoretical issues raised by virtual environments and encouraging broad use of 3D technologies in both formal and informal educational settings. The institute will be limited to twenty participants and will be open to U.S. nationals as well as international applicants.

Successful applicants receive a $1,375 stipend to defray expenses related to the 2015 Summer Institute at UMass Amherst, and an additional $1,000 to defray expenses related to the 2016 Symposium at UCLA.

Applicants are asked to submit the following material:

1. CV
2. Personal statement in which applicant outlines the ways in which this workshop could be useful for their own work in one of the above areas

Once selected and notified, the cohort of participants will begin a “pre-planning” phase, in which they correspond with the Institute faculty and staff. Please send proposals via email by March 30, 2015 to both Alyson Gill ( and Lisa M. Snyder ( Please include the subject “Advanced Challenges Summer Institute.”

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