April 22, 1992
Lynne V. Cheney, Chairman of NEH, Is Criticized
Washington, D.C. -- Many humanities scholars and some former officials of the National Endowment for the Humanities contend that NEH Chairman Lynne V. Cheney has politicized the agency's grant system. Applications from controversial scholars and from those who use non-traditional approaches are routinely rejected, the critics charge, even when the proposals get top ratings from the agency's own peer reviewers.
Several scholars who have had grants rejected by the NEH since Mrs. Cheney