[Humanist] 23.767 funding for preservation & access research

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Wed Apr 21 12:11:39 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 767.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 14:17:49 -0400
        From: "Sternfeld, Joshua" <JSternfeld at neh.gov>
        Subject: NEH Grant Opportunity - Preservation and Access Research and Development - July 15 Deadline

NEH Grant Opportunity - Preservation and Access Research and Development
The Division of Preservation and Access of the National Endowment for
the Humanities will be accepting applications for grants in its Research
and Development program.   The new 2010 guidelines, which include sample
proposal narratives, can be found at: 
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.
Eligible activities 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. 
NEH especially encourages applications that address the following
*	Digital Preservation: how to preserve digital humanities
materials, including born-digital materials, for which there is no
analog counterpart; 
*	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. 
Applications addressing one of these three areas of interest are
eligible for a maximum award of $400,000 for up to three years.
The application receipt deadline is July 1, 2010 for projects beginning
May 2011. 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 six weeks before the deadline.
A list of the 2010 awards is available at:
Please note that the Division is also accepting applications for two
other grant categories:  "Humanities Collections and Reference
Resources" (July 15, 2010 deadline) and "Education & Training" (July 1,
2010 deadline).  Details on these programs, as well as on the full slate
of funding opportunities in Preservation and Access, can be found at:


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