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FAQs

Some anticipated questions. 

Questions

Q. Should I drive my car in New York City?

A. Parking a car in New York City is time-consuming and expensive. We will purchase weekly subway Metrocards for participants, and we encourage public transit as a way to travel around the city. Some days we will finish in a different borough from where we start.

Q. Should I expect a lot of walking?

A. Yes. We have scheduled walking tours for three days of the workshop (about one mile each), and other days will involve walking between sites as well. 

Q. What if I have dietary restrictions?

A. Most days you will be able to purchase your own lunches, and dinners will be on your own time. If we are able to cater a meal, we will send out a form asking you for your dietary restrictions and allergies. 

Q. Will I need to make a presentation of my humanities work, research, or teaching?

A. We are scheduling an optional three-minute “Lightning Talks” session. We encourage you to present on any project or idea you are working on that is related to the theme. Whether these are exploratory ideas or the culmination of years of study, presentations will be limited to three minutes and a single Powerpoint slide. It’s entirely voluntary and up to you. 

Q. How and when will I be paid?

A. You will be paid several weeks after the completion of the workshop. We would love it if we could hand you a check at the end of the week, but unfortunately that isn’t possible. We will process payment immediately, but it will take several weeks for you to receive your check. You may fill out additional paperwork if you wish to receive direct deposit.

 

The National Endowment of the Humanities does not pay the stipends directly, so if there is a problem with payment, please email us at NYCPortCity@gmail.com. The stipend will be paid by CUNY Research Foundation, through the LaGuardia Community College Grants Office, and not the NEH.  

Q. Do I need to be a U.S. resident to apply?

A. Visit our How to Apply page for more information about eligibility, or see this link on the NEH website about eligibility. 

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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