Travel, Housing and Meals

Participants will arrange individual transportation to Columbus, Nebraska. If traveling by air, participants will need to arrive at Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA) by 1:00 pm on Sunday, and plan a departure time of no earlier than 5:00 on Friday. A complimentary Central Community College shuttle bus will transport participants from the airport to Columbus. Car rental is also available at the airport.

Participants who wish to stay on campus will be housed in air-conditioned dormitory suites. The residence center is located on the south side of the campus in close proximity to the campus Resource Center, Student Center and Windmill Dining Center. You will have a private room and will share a private bathroom with one other person. Residents have easy access to a central lounge area, kitchenette, vending machines, coin-operated laundry, free parking, computer lab and wireless internet. Basic accommodations will be provided including sheets, towels, blanket and pillow. The room rate for the Residence Center is $35 a night. Participants are strongly encouraged to stay with their colleagues in the Residence Hall. Access to resources and informal group discussions are an important part of the experience.

You do have the option of staying at one of the local hotels/motels in Columbus. Arrangements have been made at the Holiday Inn Express in Columbus for participants. The hotel is approximately 10-15 miles roundtrip to campus.

Participants will be responsible for most of their own meals. Breakfast each day is provided for all participants, as is dinner on Sunday, lunch on Thursday, and lunch on Friday.

Stipend, Tenure, and Conditions of Award

Faculty members selected to participate as NEH Summer Scholars will receive a stipend of $1,200 at the end of the residential workshop session. Stipends are intended to help cover travel expenses to and from the project location, books, and ordinary living expenses. Stipends are taxable.

NEH Summer Scholars are required to attend all scheduled meetings and to engage fully as professionals in all project activities. Participants who do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.

At the end of the project's residential period, NEH Summer Scholars will be asked to provide an assessment of their workshop experience, especially in terms of its value to their personal and professional development. These confidential online evaluations will become a part of the project's grant file.