Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 615.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 08:20:53 +0100
From: "Aguera, Helen" <HAguera@neh.gov>
Subject: NEH's Division of Preservation and Access: Next Deadline
> New Guidelines and Application Instructions for the July 1, 2002
> National Endowment for the Humanities
> Division of Preservation and Access
> The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH http://www.neh.gov )
> is a grant-making agency of the U.S. federal government that supports
> projects in the humanities. Eligible applicants are: U.S. nonprofit
> associations, institutions, and organizations, as well as U.S. citizens
> and foreign nationals who have been legal residents in the United States
> for a period of at least the three years immediately preceding the
> submission of the application.
> NEH's Division of Preservation and Access supports projects that
> preserve and make available the full range of humanities collections that
> are important for research, education, and lifelong learning. Projects may
> encompass collections of books, journals, newspapers, manuscript and
> archival materials, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, and
> objects of material culture held by libraries, archives, museums,
> historical organizations, and other repositories. Grants are also given
> for the creation of research tools and reference works (such as
> dictionaries, encyclopedias, and databases), for national and regional
> preservation training programs, and for research and demonstration
> projects that may explore the use of digital technology.
> In addition to the types of projects that have previously been
> eligible for support, institutions will be given the opportunity to define
> a corpus of materials of significance to the humanities and present a plan
> of work that employs whatever action may be deemed most appropriate to the
> nature and condition of the materials and their eventual use. Applicants
> will be expected to justify their choice of a possible variety of
> preservation and access strategies, which might include; microfilming,
> digitization, or the creation of other types of surrogates:
> deacidification, conservation, or stabilization; and the cataloging or
> arrangement and description of materials.
> Since the division will continue to require that any original
> materials preserved with NEH support must be returned to an environment
> that meets national standards for preservation, libraries and archives
> will now be eligible to apply to the division for grants to stabilize
> their holdings. Such proposals may request funding for the improvement of
> environmental conditions (including climate control), the installation of
> security, lighting and fire-prevention systems, and the purchase of
> storage furniture.
> Prospective applicants seeking further information are encouraged to
> contact the division's staff (at 202-606-8570 or at firstname.lastname@example.org).
> The staff will also continue to read draft proposals that are submitted
> six weeks before the deadline. Final decisions for applications submitted
> to the JULY 1, 2002 deadline will be announced the following April.
> The Guidelines and instructions can be downloaded from the NEH Web
> site: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/preservation.html . A list of
> recent awards is also available at:
> http://www.neh.gov/news/recentawards.html . The postal address is:
> Division of Preservation and Access; NEH, Room 411;1100 Pennsylvania
> Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20506 (U.S.A.)
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