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Nadler Announces National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Awards

Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) announced the release of over $2.1 million in National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants to institutions in New York’s 12th Congressional District.

“New York City is the cultural capital of the world,” said Congressman Nadler. “I’m proud to announce over $2.1 million in NEH grant awards today, which will help these organizations continue New York’s legacy as a hub for the humanities among New Yorkers and visitors from around the globe. As Congress continues to work toward passing the FY2024 Appropriations bill, I’ll keep fighting to ensure NEH has the resources it needs to keep supporting these vital programs here in our community.”

This funding, totaling $2,165,746 will be delivered to the following institutions:

American Academy in Rome: $255,000 and $472,850 in matching funds

Metropolitan Museum of Art: $400,000

Intrepid Museum: $337,050 in matching funds

American Council of Learned Societies: $207,000 and $105,000 in matching funds

New York Public Library: $309,996

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: $75,000

CUNY Research Foundation, John Jay College: $6,000

The American Academy in Rome said: "The American Academy in Rome is delighted to receive this support from the NEH for the expansion of its library and archive," said Mark Robbins, President and CEO of the American Academy in Rome. "This project advances the work of American scholars and artists in the premier research institution abroad, strengthening our global presence.”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art said: “We are delighted to receive an NEH grant award to support The Met’s upcoming exhibition, Africa & Byzantium,” said Andrea Achi, Assistant Curator of Medieval Art at The Met. “The exhibition presents profound new research on an understudied area of art history and highlights little-known masterpieces from Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia. The grant will help further The Met’s mission to share these findings through accessible digital and education programs, as well as a scholarly publication.”

The Intrepid Museum said: ”We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award that will help us launch one of the biggest projects in Museum history, ultimately enabling us to tell more diverse stories of service and make previously inaccessible areas of the ship accessible,” said Susan Marenoff-Zausner, President of the Intrepid Museum. “We are grateful to the NEH and for the continued support of Congressman Nadler.”

The American Council of Learned Societies said: “The American Council of Learned Societies was founded more than a century ago on the core belief that knowledge is a public good. Support from the National Endowment of the Humanities allows us to fuel exciting explorations into the many languages, histories, and cultures of China and related regions, and helps scholars co-create and circulate this knowledge with communities beyond the walls of academia,” said ACLS President Joy Connolly. “We are proud of our partnership with the NEH and look forward to working with them in continuing to expand access to and the influence of essential humanistic research projects.”

The New York Public Library said: We are incredibly grateful to Congressman Jerrold Nadler for being such a staunch supporter of our work. This funding will support advanced research at the Library’s world-renowned Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, including in history, literature and the many cultures of people represented in our vast collections. Knowledge is power, and thanks to Congressman’s Nadler’s support we are empowering a whole new generation of scholars right here in New York City,” said Anthony W. Marx, President of the New York Public Library. 

The CUNY Research Foundation, John Jay College said: “John Jay College is proud to be a recipient of a federal humanities grant to advance scholarship and congratulates NEH fellow and faculty member Charlotte Walker-Said. Charlotte’s work studying the history and impact of non-state militaries in Central Africa in the twentieth century is critical to our understanding of the region, its political and religious institutions, and its citizens. This award is a statement on the importance of that work, and is crucial to assuring it will be widely shared,” said Dr. Anthony Carpi, Vice Provost for Research, International Partnerships & Student Professional Advancement at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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