Since its establishment in 1965, the National Endowment for the Humanities has generously supported faculty research in both core humanities disciplines and emerging interdisciplinary areas at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Here as elsewhere across the nation, NEH has been an invaluable partner in sustaining the vibrancy of intellectual life and promoting the importance of humanistic inquiry in public higher education for half a century.
In 2015, the National Endowment for the Humanities celebrated its 50th Anniversary. In celebration of 50 years of NEH engagement at the University of Illinois, IPRH (now HRI) created an online exhibition highlighting some of the many NEH awards won by faculty at Illinois in recent years.
Read the NEH 50 commemorative booklet, which showcased how NEH has impacted the University of Illinois over the years.