The Steinbeck Institute is an intensive three-week summer workshop funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. A limited number of teachers and scholars are accepted into the program and awarded a stipend through the NEH to help defray travel and lodging expenses.
Participants examine the life, works, and philosophies of John Steinbeck and his relevance today. The Steinbeck Institute focuses on expanding the scholarly knowledge of teachers. Sessions link many of Steinbeck's works to ecology, the land, marine biology, and pedagogical approaches to teaching Steinbeck in the classroom. The Steinbeck Institute is an excellent opportunity for teachers and scholars to expand their understanding of John Steinbeck and his works.