You get to live among the skyscrapers we will be studying! For scholars traveling to Chicago from other parts of the country, we provide the option of apartment-style housing units at a convenient downtown location just a short bus ride or 10-15 minute walk to the CAC.
Accommodations will include internet access, a fitness center, outdoor terrace, dining center and kitchen areas, and laundry facilities. We are currently in the process of finalizing all the details—please stay tuned for more information about the specific location.
With your consent, CAC will deduct the cost of housing from the $1,200 NEH stipend. Lunches and dinners will be on your own.
Teachers selected to participate as Summer Scholars are eligible to receive up to $1,200 in stipend money at the end of the workshop session. Stipends are intended to help cover travel expenses to and from the project location, books and ordinary living expenses. Stipends are taxable.
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 workshop, 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.
Our workshop will be an intensive week of study and exploration, so if you’re interested in seeing more of this amazing city, we encourage you to either come early or plan to stay longer to enjoy all Chicago has to offer. Lake Michigan and its beaches, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, the Chicago River, hundreds of restaurants, dozens of museums, theaters, and music clubs, two baseball teams, and one spectacular skyline make Chicago an exciting place to visit. We will be creating a list of our staff’s favorite restaurants as well as a list of fun things to do in the evenings during your stay in Chicago.
Here are some links to get you ready for all things Chicago:
One of our favorite time-lapse videos of Chicago provides a great glimpse of the city and the skyscrapers we'll be studying.
City of Chicago—Millennium Park
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this (program/workshop), do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.