The NEH will provide participants with a stipend of $2,100 to help defray the cost of travel and living expenses. Participants are free to make their own housing arrangements, or select one of the two options provided through the institute.
Option 1: University of Georgia Residence Hall
Housing is being provided for institute participants on the UGA campus in Building 1516, which opened fall 2010 and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED Gold-certified residence hall. The rate for participants for the full duration of the institute is $741 for a single-occupancy room, or $510.25 for a double-occupancy room. All rooms have private bath accommodations. Participants will have access to a common kitchen and coin-operated laundry facilities. The residence is approximately 1.4 miles from the Fine Arts Building (the primary institute site), with UGA buses providing free transportation throughout the day. Located adjacent to East Campus Village, the residence hall is near the Ramsey Center for Physical Activities, the University Health Center, and the Georgia Museum of Art.
Option 2: Holiday Inn Athens
The Holiday Inn Athens is on the edge of downtown Athens and a 0.3 mile walk from the Fine Arts Building (the primary institute site). The room rate is $99/night, or $1,300 for the duration of the institute, for either single or double occupancy. (Guests can choose either a room with one King bed or two doubles.) Hotel features include a 24-hour business center, free internet, outdoor pool, and a Fitness Center. The hotel maintains its own restaurant (the Redfearn Grille) and cocktail lounge, and is across the street from dozens of downtown restaurants and bars.