Humanities Indicators
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IV-2: Federal Support of Humanities Activities, Fiscal Years 2008–2016 (Adjusted for Inflation)

a. The Javits program was the only Department of Education fellowship that awarded fellowships to graduate students in the humanities specifically. The Javits program, but not its budget, was folded into the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN). The GAANN is focused on awarding grants to students in STEM subjects.
b. In 2008, this program was administered under Special Academic Exchanges. In 2015 the program was moved under Global Academic Exchanges.
c. The Title VIII program has been an important factor in the development of Soviet and other East European expertise. Beginning in FY 2013, the program received no funding but continues to exist.
d. There was no appropriation specifically for this purpose in FY 2008, but the amount indicated was spent out of the agency's administrative budget on "library policy, research, and statistics" activities.
e. The amounts given are for salaries and expenses only. The Institution's appropriation in each year included monies for the revitalization of facilities at several of the museums listed.
f. The appropriation for FY 2008 includes funding for the National Postal Museum.
g Appropriation included in that for the National Museum of American History.

Source: Publicly available agency budget justification documents and, in a small number of cases, agency staff. Funding amounts were adjusted for inflation using the Gross Domestic Product Implicit Price Deflators produced by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the “Economic Projections of Federal Reserve Board Members and Federal Reserve Bank Presidents, March 2015” (, accessed 10/12/2015).

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