Ends on March 1, 2018

City Lore, in collaboration with Poets House and the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU, presents A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Arts, is an NEH Summer Scholars Institute for educators, school personnel, and full-time graduate students pursuing careers in K-12 education. This institute is recommended primarily for middle and high schools educators. A Reverence for Words will take place from July 15-28, 2018 in New York City and will examine the high regard for poetry and its relationship to music and visual arts in several cultures of the Muslim world, both historically and in contemporary society. The institute draws on the arts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and West Africa to give teachers, and ultimately their students, an opportunity to deepen their understanding and knowledge of Muslim cultures and the contributions of Islamic civilizations to world literature, history, and culture.

Before you apply to A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Arts, please ensure you've studied the project website here and carefully considered the eligibility criteria and the project’s requirements. 

Applications to the summer institute are accepted online here or by postal mail. For directions on sending your application by postal mail instead, please visit the application instructions here.

A completed online application includes:
  • An NEH cover sheet
  • A professional resumé & 3 references
  • A personal essay
  • Preliminary project ideas 
The deadline to apply is March 1, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. They will have until Friday, April 6 to accept or decline the offer.

To begin your online application, please sign in or create a free Submittable account below. You will be able to save your application and return to submit it at a later date. If you have any questions about the application process, please email Sahar Muradi at sahar@citylore.org.

Thank you for your interest in A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Arts.


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