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Stipends and Housing

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholars will receive the NEH-stipulated stipend of $3,300 to help cover their expenses during the four weeks of the Institute, American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York. The first check will be paid upon arrival and the second during the third week.

Institute participants in need of accommodations may stay at Bard Graduate Center’s residence facility, Bard Hall, located at 410 West 58th Street. Scholars will be assigned to a shared two-bedroom apartment. Each bedroom is furnished with an extra-long twin bed, chest of drawers, night table, desk with chair and lamp, and full-length mirror. Scholars will share a bathroom, living room, and kitchen area, outfitted with a small dining table with two chairs, two lounge chairs, sofa, side table, bookcase, oven/stove and refrigerator. Apartments have internet service. The building is equipped with 24-hour security, a double-height lounge that opens onto a landscaped outdoor space, an exercise room, conference and study rooms, and laundry facilities.

For Summer Scholars who choose to stay at Bard Hall, the cost for the duration of the NEH Institute is $1400 per person. For those who wish to arrange their own accommodations, New York University offers some summer housing; more information is available at http://www.nyu.edu/summer/housing.

We encourage Summer Scholars to bring laptop computers. Bard Graduate Center has installed a wireless network throughout the facilities. Those who do not bring laptops will have access to computers in Bard Graduate Center Library and the Digital Media Lab, and printers are also available.

Bard Graduate Center will host opening and closing banquets. Weekly lunches will provide opportunities to meet visiting faculty. We also envision facilitating optional evening sessions and excursions. These informal activities may include dinners with speakers, additional museum visits, and outings to relevant sites that will further enliven material understanding of nineteenth-century New York City.

Please direct all application inquiries to: nehinstitute@bgc.bard.edu, and for more details visit the Application Instructions and Contact Information page.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.