NEH awards $500,000 challenge grant to the TR Center

NEH awards $500,000 challenge grant to the TR Center

Friday, December 18, 2009

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Dickinson State University (DSU) a $500,000 Challenge Grant for the Theodore Roosevelt Center. The grant, which requires the university to raise matching funds of $1.5 million over five years, will fund an endowed chair in Theodore Roosevelt studies. It will also enable the Center to acquire books and other publications to create a comprehensive TR research library.

The NEH announced $20 million in grant awards to 319 humanities projects nationwide. DSU is the sole North Dakota recipient of an NEH award in this grant cycle. The Challenge Grant has been designated a “We the People” project, which recognizes efforts to strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture.