Job Overview


NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

Job summary:

This position is located in the Office of Digital Humanities, Office of the Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities.  The selectee will be responsible for the performance of a wide range of technical, administrative, and analytical work involved in carrying out the functional responsibilities and program operations of the office and the specific program to which assigned.

In a short period of time, digital technology has changed our world. The ways we read, write, learn, communicate, and play have fundamentally changed due to the advent of networked digital technologies. These changes are being addressed in fascinating ways by scholars from across the humanities, often working in collaboration with scientists, librarians, museum staff, and members of the public.

The Office of Digital Humanities offers grant programs that address these cultural changes. This would include projects that explore how to harness new technology for humanities research as well as those that study digital culture from a humanistic perspective. To best tackle the broad, interdisciplinary questions that arise when studying digital technology, ODH works closely with the scholarly community and with other funding agencies in the United States and abroad, to encourage collaboration across national and disciplinary boundaries. In addition to sponsoring grant programs, ODH also participates in conferences and workshops with the scholarly community to help foster understanding of issues in the digital humanities and ensure we are meeting the needs of the field.



    ·         Advises applicants on the application and review process and on the substance of their proposals, analyzing strengths and weaknesses.

    ·         Reviews and analyzes highly complex grant applications. Selects appropriate scholarly panelist and reviewers to review grant proposals.

    ·         Chairs peer review panels, convened to review proposals for a specific discipline or subject area and ensures that applications receive a full review. 

    ·         Presents agency policies, procedures and funding recommendations to internal and external audiences.

    ·         Works with colleagues from other federal, private, and international grant making agencies.

    ·         Promotes the work of the office and larger goals of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to outside constituents.

    ·         Works collaboratively with other office staff members to accomplish these duties. Organizes and administers software, metadata, policies and procedures for internal NEH institutional repository.

    ·         Performs additional duties as assigned.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No