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Academy Data Forum

The Data Forum provides a neutral space for Academy Fellows, guest writers, and staff to discuss the data that informs all of the Academy’s program areas: the Humanities, Arts, and Education; Science, Engineering and Technology; Global Security and International Affairs; and American Institutions and the Public Good. Each entry includes commentary from invited experts as well as a moderated public discussion.

The Humanities, Arts, and Education

How Long to the Humanities PhD?

Obtaining a doctoral degree in any field involves a significant investment of time, energy, and resources. In recent years, reformers in the humanities have focused on decreasing tim More...

Slicing the Pie: Explaining the Distribution of Funds at NEH

In response to the Academy’s recent report, The State of the Humanities: Funding 2014, Humanities Indicators staff received a number of questions about the distribution of funding to part More...

Enclosed in a College Major? Variations in Course-taking among the Fields

One of the recurring questions the Humanities Indicators receives concerns the extent to which students are engaging with the humanities as undergraduates—a subject for which there i More...

Foundation Funding to the Humanities Fell During Recession

Preliminary data from the Foundation Center shows that the one thousand largest private and community foundations in the country gave $416 million for humanities-related activities in 2012 – 18 pe More...

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