NEH Landmarks Workshop for Schoolteachers 2017

Emily Dickinson:  Person, Poetry, and Place

Stipend and Travel

Teacher reading on campus

photo by Steve Fratoni

Workshop Information:

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To defray the costs of attending the workshop, NEH has allocated a $1,200 stipend for each lodging participant in Session I and $600 for each commuting participant in Session II. From the stipend, the Emily Dickinson Museum will deduct the cost of books, and, for those who stay on campus and partake of the College meal plan, your housing and meal expenses. The remainder of your stipend will be issued to you by check at the final Workshop session. Participants can apply the remainder of the stipend to costs of travel or other expenses incurred during the Workshop. The stipend is meant to offset the costs of attending; it may not fully cover all costs.  Note that the stipend is taxable.

NEH Summer Scholars are required to attend all scheduled meetings and to engage fully in all project activities. NEH Summer Scholars who do not complete the full scope of the project will receive a reduced stipend.

Travel:  Getting to Amherst

Amherst is accessible by air, train, bus, and, of course, by car.   The closest airport to Amherst is Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, just north of Hartford.   Bradley serves Connecticut as well as the Greater Springfield, Massachusetts, area (of which Amherst is a part).  It takes about an hour to drive from the airport to Amherst.

Other airports include Logan International Airport in Boston (about 2.5 hours from Amherst) or Albany International Airport in New York (about 2 hours from Amherst).

Other travel options are listed in detail at the following website:

The Museum will arrange for group transportation to and from Bradley Airport on Sunday and Friday of the workshop.