Please Note: Individuals may apply to more than one NEH summer project, but may participate in only one.

Institute applicants who accept an offer to participate are expected to remain during the entire period of the program and to participate in its work on a full-time basis. If a participant is obliged through special circumstances to depart before the end of the program, it shall be the recipient institution’s responsibility to see that only a pro rata share of the stipend is received or that the appropriate pro rata share of the stipend is returned if the participant has already received the full stipend.

The project team for Shakespeare and Digital Storytelling believes in an ethos of openness and respect. It is important for applicants for NEH Institutes to read the NEH Principles of Civility to understand the expectations for institute fellows.

You can find eligibility requirements for participating in an NEH Summer Institute for K-12 teachers here. Participant eligibility criteria are determined by the NEH.

We invite you to complete the application for the Shakespeare and Digital Storytelling Summer Institute for Teachers. The application materials are due by 5PM EST on March 5, 2024. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status on April 5, 2024. Accepted participants will need to respond to the invitation to attend the institute by April 19, 2024.

A selection committee, comprised of the project director and two or more colleagues, will evaluate all complete applications to select the group of twenty-five summer scholars and to identify alternates.

For the Shakespeare and Digital Storytelling institute, participants do need to have some familiarity with reading and teaching Shakespeare’s plays, but they do not need to have experience with digital storytelling.

Participants, or Summer Scholars, are offered a stipend for participation in the project. For the summer 2024 Shakespeare and Digital Storytelling institute, that stipend is $2200. The stipend is intended to help cover travel, housing, meals, and basic academic expenses, and it is considered taxable income.

Once an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program (NEH Summer Seminar, Institute, or Landmarks Workshop) has been accepted, applicants may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer.

We strongly recommend that applicants submit their application several days prior to the deadline in case there are technical glitches. 

You can find the application for the institute here.

Institute scholars are required to submit an evaluation of the project at the conclusion of the programming.

Note: Depending on public-health guidelines related to COVID-19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change.


National Endowment for the Humanities programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or sexual orientation. For further information, write to NEH Equal Opportunity Officer, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20506. TDD: 202/606-8282 (for the hearing impaired only).