Digital Projects for the Public

Funding Agency:
National Endowment for the Humanities

The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments. 

All Digital Projects for the Public projects should 

  • present analysis that deepens public understanding of significant humanities ideas; 
  • incorporate sound humanities scholarship; 
  • involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production; 
  • include appropriate digital media professionals; 
  • reach a broad public through a realistic plan for development, marketing, and distribution; 
  • create appealing digital formats for the general public; and 
  • demonstrate the capacity to sustain themselves. 

All projects should demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general, nonspecialist audience, either online or in person at venues such as museums, libraries, or other cultural institutions. Applicants may also choose to identify particular communities and groups, including students, to whom a project may have particular appeal. 

  • Optional Draft due: May 1, 2024

  • Application due: June 12, 2024 

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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply, your organization must be established in the United States or its jurisdictions as one of the following organization types: • a nonprofit organization recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code • an accredited institution of higher education (public or nonprofit) • a state or local government or one of their agencies • a federally recognized Native American Tribal government 

You may submit multiple applications for separate and distinct projects under this notice. An individual may serve as project director for multiple proposed projects under this notice. If an individual will serve as project director on multiple applications, you should explain in the narratives how the project director would allocate their time between the awards. 

Amount Description

You may request up to $30,000 in the Discovery category; $100,000 in the Prototyping category, or $400,000 in the Production category. This includes the sum of direct and indirect costs. NEH anticipates awarding approximately $1,500,000 among an estimated 11-16 recipients. 

Funding Type





Arts & Humanities
Community Outreach and Engagement

External Deadline

June 12, 2024