We will accept a total of 25 summer scholars drawn from our pool of applicants. We hope to receive applications from applicants who specialize in a diverse range of fields, including philosophy of mind, epistemology, cognitive science, aesthetics, ethics, political philosophy, art history, sociology, and cultural studies. Applicants need not have already done research on the topics of the institute.

The NEH has specific and strict eligibility criteria. Please read their statement carefully. 


Teachers of undergraduates: The institute is designed primarily for any teachers of undergraduate students, including adjuncts and part-time lecturers, from any institution.

Independent Scholars: Independent scholars may be eligible, provided they can demonstrate that they will advance the goals of the institute. 

Graduate Students: Per NEH rules, we can have at most three graduate students as full time participants. Graduate students for whom one of the project co-directors is the primary dissertation advisor are not eligible to apply.

Multiple NEH Projects:

Applicants may apply to up to two separate NEH summer projects (seminars or institutes), but they can only participate in one. If accepted to both, applicants must select only one.

Applicants who have previously participated in an NEH project are welcome to apply, but we will give preference to applicants who have not participated in an NEH seminar, institute, or Landmarks workshop in the last three years.

Citizenship: Applicants must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Foreign nationals teaching abroad at non-U.S. chartered institutions are not eligible to apply.