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Nadler Announces Over $1.8 Million in National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Awards

Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) announced the release of over $1.8 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 $1.8 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 $1,838,632 will be delivered to the following institutions:

WNET: $600,000
CUNY Research Foundation, Graduate School and University Center: $250,000
CUNY Research Foundation, Bernard Baruch College: $248,284
New-York Historical Society: $194,954
Fashion Institute of Technology: $185,400
CUNY Research Foundation, Graduate School and University Center: $175,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: $174,994
Academy of American Poets: $10,000

“These grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities will support innovative humanities research at Baruch College and two forward-thinking programs at the CUNY Graduate Center. The funds will help to advance scholarship in the digital humanities, and to create a professional development program in the humanities for teachers in New York City Public Schools,” said Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez. “We are grateful to Congressman Nadler for his continued support of CUNY and its programs, and his assistance in securing funding that will help to expand humanities education at our University and across New York City.”

"Baruch faculty aren’t only great teachers, they make significant contributions to knowledge through their research endeavors," said Linda Essig, PhD., provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, Baruch College of the City University of New York (CUNY). "This grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities is both support for and recognition of the excellent and impactful research being undertaken by Dr. Harting and Baruch faculty as a whole."

"We are grateful to the NEH and for Congressman Nadler's support for making this grant possible," said Leslie Hayes, vice president for education at the New-York Historical Society. "This grant will enable us to create a women's history institute for educators from across the country. They'll have access to our vast resources from the Center for Women’s History and our Women & the American Story curriculum as they explore women's roles and their contributions to American history from 1920-1948."

"FIT is honored to receive this grant in the inaugural year that the National Endowment for the Humanities 'Landmarks of American History and Culture' program has been made available to institutions of higher education," said FIT President Joyce F. Brown. "The faculty training program 'Creative Spaces/Contested Spaces: Reinterpreting Italian American Public Art in New York City' supported by these funds will help academics throughout our region better understand how to use local landmarks and public sculpture to make place-based study of history and related disciplines more dynamic for college students. We thank Congressman Nadler and the Endowment for their commitment and support of FIT/SUNY and this important New York City initiative." 

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