The NEH will provide $3,300 to each participant to help defray the costs of participating in the seminar. Half of this amount will be disbursed at the start of seminar sessions, with the remained paid during the second half of the seminar.
NEH Summer Scholars are required to make their own housing arrangements for the institute. The Newberry has negotiated discounted rates for its visitors at many hotels and dormitories within walking distance. For a complete lists of the Newberry’s discounted housing arrangements as well as a list of area dinning options visit the Accommodations page.
Over the course of your time in Chicago, you will have the opportunity to visit many of the city’s vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. But it is highly advisable that you find housing near the Newberry or within easy access to public transportation to the Newberry. Given Chicago’s transit system, we expect that participants will encounter a wide range of housing options.
The Newberry does not have a visitor parking lot, though it does provide discounted rates at nearby garages. Please consider all other means of transportation, rather than driving to the Library.
Finally, as is the case in other parts of the country as well, you should be prepared for the possibility that the NEH stipend for this seminar may not entirely cover housing and transportation costs for a four-week stay in Chicago.