[Humanist] 24.746 grant opportunity: preservation & access

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 746.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:02:54 -0500
        From: "Sternfeld, Joshua" <JSternfeld at neh.gov>
        Subject: NEH Grant Opportunity - Preservation and Access Research and Development - May 19 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 newly revised 2011 guidelines, which include
sample proposal narratives, can be found at:
http://neh.gov/grants/guidelines/PARD.html.   Please note the new (earlier)
deadline for submission: May 19, 2011.

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 topics: 

*	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;

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

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 May 19, 2011 for projects beginning
January 2012. 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

Please note that the Division is also accepting applications for two other
grant categories: "Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions"
(May 3, 2011 deadline) and "Humanities Collections and Reference Resources"
(July 20, 2011 deadline).  Details on these programs, as well as on the full
slate of funding opportunities in Preservation and Access, can be found at:

To receive further 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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