[Humanist] 25.815 grants: preservation & access

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Mar 14 09:18:09 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 815.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:49:06 -0400
        From: "Sternfeld, Joshua" <JSternfeld at neh.gov>
        Subject: NEH Grant Opportunity - Preservation and Access Research and Development - May 16 Deadline

NEH Grant Opportunity - Preservation and Access Research and Development

The National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Preservation and
Access will be accepting applications for grants in its Research and
Development program.   The revised 2012 guidelines, which include new
sample proposal narratives, can be found at: 

http://neh.gov/grants/guidelines/PARD.html.   Please note the deadline
for submission: May 16, 2012 for projects beginning January 2013.

Grants in this program support projects that address major challenges in
preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources.
These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve
materials of critical importance to the nation's cultural heritage-from
fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital
assets subject to technological obsolescence-and to develop advanced
modes of searching, discovering, and using such materials. Maximum
awards are $350,000 for up to three years.

Applications addressing one of the following three areas of special
interest are eligible for a maximum award of $400,000 for up to three

*	Digital Preservation: how to preserve digital humanities
materials, including born-digital materials; 

*	Recorded Sound and Moving Image Collections: how to preserve and
increase access to the record of the twentieth century contained in
these formats; and 

*	Preventive Conservation: how to protect and slow the
deterioration of humanities collections through the use of sustainable
preservation strategies.

Eligible activities for Research and Development projects include:

*	the development of technical standards, best practices, and
tools for preserving and creating access to humanities collections;

*	the exploration of more effective scientific and technical
methods of preserving humanities collections; 

*	the development of automated procedures and computational tools
to integrate, analyze, and repurpose humanities data in disparate online
resources; and 

*	the investigation and testing of new ways of providing digital
access to humanities materials that are not easily digitized using
current methods.

All applications to NEH must be submitted electronically through
Grants.gov; see guidelines for details.  Prospective applicants seeking
further information are encouraged to contact the Division at
202-606-8570 or preservation at neh.gov.  Program staff will read draft
proposals submitted electronically up to six weeks before the deadline.

Please note that the Division is also accepting applications this summer
for two other grant programs: Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller
Institutions (May 1, 2012 deadline) and Humanities Collections and
Reference Resources (July 19, 2012 deadline).  Details of these
programs, as well as the full slate of funding opportunities in
Preservation and Access, can be found at:

To receive grant program updates and other Preservation and
Access-related news, please follow us on Twitter: @NEH_PresAccess.


The National Endowment for the Humanities is a grant-making agency of
the United States (U.S.) federal government that supports projects in
the humanities. U.S. nonprofit associations, institutions, and
organizations are eligible applicants. NEH's Division of Preservation
and Access supports projects that will create, preserve, and make
available cultural resources of importance for research, education, and
lifelong learning.  To learn more about NEH, please visit www.neh.gov
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