Sara Egge

Assistant Professor of History Sara Egge receives $22K NEH grant

Posted by Centre News in News, Research 07 Apr 2015

Sara EggeThe National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced $22.8 million in grants for 232 humanities projects. Among the grants awarded was one for Centre College Assistant Professor of History Sara Egge.

Only about 10 percent of applicants were accepted and funded this year. With her grant, Egge plans to develop a course exploring the question, “What is a citizen?”

Egge’s nearly $22,000 award from NEH falls under the “Enduring Questions Grants” category, which allows faculty members to develop a new undergraduate course that grapples with a fundamental question addressed by the humanities.

“In the 50 years since NEH’s founding, the Endowment has supported excellence in the humanities by funding far-reaching research, preservation projects and public programs,” said NEH Chairman William Adams.

“The grants awarded continue in that tradition, making valuable humanities collections, exhibitions, documentaries and educational resources available to communities across the country,” he continued.

Institutions and independent scholars in 39 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will receive NEH support.

Learn more about the National Endowment for the Humanities.

See the full list of the grants awarded this year.