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CH-50841-11

Rutgers University, Newark (Newark, NJ 07104-3010)
Clement Alexander Price (Project Director: May 2010 to March 2015)
Mark Krasovic (Project Director: March 2015 to present)
The Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience

Endowment and bridge funds to support two public humanities programs: City Children and Their Cultures (which brings scholars to Newark to discuss a wide range of child-centered topics) and Teachers As Scholars (a professional development program for K-12 teachers).

The Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience (IECME) at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, is seeking a $250,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The NEH Challenge Grant and matching funds of $750,000 will enable IECME to establish a $1 million endowment to ensure its sustainability; provide permanent funding for its annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture series and two fellowship programs; allow IECME to reinstate its Teachers as Scholars, and City Children and Their Cultures programs; create an online audio and video library of its Marion Thompson Wright lectures for public and scholarly research; and support expansion of IECME's community based programs, which aid in the advancement of the City of Newark and its people and which serve as a national role model for the engagement of the humanities with urban development.

Project fields:
Ethnic Studies

Program:
Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Grants

Total amount offered:
$250,000

Grant period:
12/1/2009 – 7/31/2015