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Stipends and Housing


NEH Summer Institute Stipends

All participants are eligible to receive a stipend to help offset costs related to attending an Institutes or Landmarks program. Stipend amounts are based upon the format and length of the program. Stipends are considered taxable income.

The stipend for the 3-week, Alabama to New York K-12 Summer Institute is $2,850.

Participants are responsible for making their own travel and lodging arrangements. Cancelled travel arrangements are ineligible for reimbursement. NEH is not involved with participant travel.

To assist you with accommodation expenses, we have made arrangements with hotels and university housing to reduce the cost of lodging.

NEH Summer Institute Accommodations

  • Alabama Housing
    For July 14-17, we recommend the following hotels in the Big Springs Park area of downtown Huntsville. A daily shuttle will tranport participants to and from AAMU and Big Springs Park.


    For July 17-19, the Institute will reserve hotel rooms in Montgomery, AL that participants will pay for.


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  • New York Housing
    Graduation and Summer Conference Housing TC

    517 West 121st Street New York, NY 10027

    Reservations for all dates will begin in our portal as follows:

    • April 9, 2024 at 10am EST for TC students in degree programs 

    • April 12, 2024 at 10am EST for everyone else

    This means you will not be able to book or request to book a room until that time.

    To make a reservation as an individual or a group, you can view availability and book online via our portal:

    Book Online

    An e-mail address is required to book a room. Guests must be a minimum of 18 years with valid photo ID to check-in. 

    Prior to the dates above we recommend you visit our portal and click Short-Term Housing to register for an account (if you do not already have one).

    All units are private with a bathroom, are air conditioned, and are furnished with a desk chair, floor lamp, dresser, wardrobe or closet, and a micro-fridge (combination microwave oven and refrigerator/freezer). Community kitchens are available on a number of floors for Private Twin residents.

    Private Twin
    twin XL size bed, no kitchen, comfortably sleeps one

    1-3 nights


    4-14 nights


    15-29 nights


    30+ nights


    Private Full
    full XL bed, kitchen, comfortably sleeps two

    1-3 nights


    4-14 nights


    15-29 nights


    30+ nights


    *We do not have rooms with two beds 


    Westside YMCA

    5 West 63rd Street

    New York, NY 10023


    ~$145/ night for a Standard room including one Full Size Bed with shared bath facilities down the corridor


    • Free high-speed WiFi
    • 24-hour reception
    • Single or private double rooms
    • Air-conditioning
    • Housekeeping
    • Fire sprinkler system
    • Lift/elevator
    • Non-smoking property
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Vending machine (soda & snacks)

    All guests staying at a YMCA of Greater NY branch will be charged a $10 Daily Guest Room Membership Fee per night, per room, which provides each registered guest with use of the following member benefits:

    • Locker rooms and showers
    • Gymnasium
    • Group exercise classes 
    • Cardio and weight rooms
    • Swimming pool access. Please check our schedules for swim times.


    Columbia University Preferred Hotels for New York City
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Questions regarding applications and program requirements should be directed to program project directors at


The From Alabama to New York Institute for K-12 Educators has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.       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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