In its 50th anniversary year, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced $79 million in grants for 290 humanities projects and programs across the United States. The grants will be awarded in 14 humanities fields or areas and also include $36.1 million in operating support for the national network of state and local humanities councils.

Grants to University of Michigan Campus:

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Outright: $150,000
Scholarly Editions and Translations
Match: $150,000
Project Director: Mark Clague (2013-14 faculty fellow at the Institute for the Humanities)
Project Title: The George and Ira Gershwin Critical Edition
Project Description: Preparation of a critical edition and performance scores of works by George and Ira Gershwin.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Outright: $135,646
Collaborative Research
Match: $111,134
Project Director: Nicola Terrenato
Project Title: At the Roots of Roman Urbanism: The Gabii Project
Project Description: Archaeological excavation and analysis at the ancient city site of Gabii, near Rome.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Outright: $207,688
Institutes for College and University Teachers
Project Director: Donald Lopez
Project Title: Rethinking Area Studies Through the Modern Asia Novel
Project Description: A four-week college and university institute for 30 participants, on understanding Asia through the reading of Asian novels, to be held at the University of Michigan.