Grant opportunity: NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Deadline for these grants are July 19, 2016.  “These grants support projects to preserve and create intellectual access to such collections as books, journals, manuscript and archival materials, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, art, and objects of material culture.  Awards also support the creation of reference works, online resources, and research tools of major importance to the humanities. ”

Consists of two kinds of grants:

  • Implementation Grants: $350,000 max. for up to three years.  These are Digitizing collections is an eligible activity as well as:
    • Preserving and improving access to born-digital sources including the updating of existing digital resources
    • Developing databases, virtual collections, or other digital resources and project-specific tools to codify information on a subject or to provide integrated access to humanities materials
  • Foundations Grants: $50,000 max. for up to two years.  “To help in formative stages of initiatives to preserve and create access to humanities collections or to produce reference resources, Foundations grants will support planning, assessment, and pilot activities that incorporate expertise from a mix of professional domains.”

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