The stipend for individuals selected to participate in this two-week project is $2,100. Stipends are intended to help cover some of the travel expenses to and from the project location, lodging and living expenses. Stipends are taxable. Applicants to all projects should note that supplements will not be given in cases where the stipend is insufficient to cover all expenses. 

A $2,100 stipend for the two-week institute will be given to each participant.

Participants will make their own travel arrangements to arrive in Washington, D.C., on July 8 in time for the 7 p.m. start of the institute on Sunday evening at the Capitol Hill Hotel.

Institute participants are required to attend all scheduled meetings and to engage fully in all project activities. Informal group discussions are also an important part of the leadership experience. Only selected participants may participate in institute activities. 

NEH requires that any participants, who for any reason do not complete the full tenure of the project, must refund a pro-rata portion of their stipend.