Power of Place: NEH 2016 Summer Institute

Power og Place: Land and Peoples in Appalachia

Housing, Meals and Stipend

UNCA 2

“... dorm was quite comfortable.We had privacy, but we also had places to congregate for meals, discussions, informal sessions, and fun. The dorm even has an exercise facility on the lower floor. ... UNC Asheville’s campus includes a botanical garden with nature trail, so we could also enjoy nature right outside of our dorm.” Power of Place participant

During the NEH Summer Institute, scholars will be housed on campus in a dormitory with air-conditioned, fully furnished, spartan but functional rooms with both Ethernet and wireless Internet access.  Each room has a microwave-refrigerator, and the dorm includes a community minimally equipped kitchen and laundry room as well.  All rooms are two-bedroom suites that share a common bathroom. The cost will be $67.50 per night. Meal plans which include lunch and breakfast will be available for $15.24 per day. There are several off-campus restaurants within reach on foot, and a shuttle is available to take institute members to downtown Asheville, where galleries and cafes abound.

UNCA 3

“Campus is small and uncrowded, short walk to anywhere you needed to be and parking was available at the dorm. They anticipated our every need and if one arose, they immediately accommodated. They supplied everything from ethernet cords and kitchenware to bikes!”

Our two-week NEH 2016 Summer Institute will accommodate 30 NEH Summer Scholars and will provide a stipend of $2,100 to each participant to help offset travel and living expenses. Stipends are intended to help cover travel expenses to and from the project location, books and other research expenses, and living expenses for the duration of the period spent in residence.  Stipends are taxable.

Seminar and institute participants are required to attend all meetings and to engage fully as professionals in the work of the project.  During the project’s tenure, they may not undertake teaching assignments or any other professional activities unrelated to their participation in the project.  Participants who, for any reason, do not complete the full tenure of the project must refund a pro-rata portion of the stipend.