Dr. Christopher Thornton, director of the Division of Research Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities, will speak in-depth about NEH grant opportunities and offer suggestions for submitting a successful application at this upcoming workshop. It will include a mock panel, where four University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty members will judge NEH fellowship proposals and offer feedback. This session will be helpful to anyone interested in applying for NEH funding and will be followed by a reception. Registration and RSVP are required for both. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, October 21.
Presentation: 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Panel: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
In-person reception from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
About the Speaker
Dr. Christopher Thornton is the director of the Division of Research Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities, overseeing grants and fellowships in support of academic and public scholarship. He joined the NEH in 2018 from the National Geographic Society, where he served as acting head of the grants program in support of science, education, and storytelling. Dr. Thornton sits on the scientific board of three international journals, was a member of the U.S. Commission to UNESCO, and is director emeritus of the World Heritage Site of Bat in the Sultanate of Oman.