20.039 NEH Preservation and Access grants

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 06:45:54 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 39.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 09:56:47 +0100
         From: Helen C. AgŁera
         Subject: NEH Preservation and Access grants

The Division of Preservation and Access of the
National Endowment for the Humanities (an
independent federal agency of the United States
government) will be accepting applications for
Reference Materials Grants and Grants to Preserve
and Create Access to Humanities Collections on
July 25, 2006. Any U.S. nonprofit organization
with 501(c)3 tax exempt status is eligible, as
are state and local governmental agencies and
tribal governments. Grants are not awarded to
individuals. Prospective applicants seeking
further information are encouraged to contact the
division's staff (at 202-606-8570 or at preservation_at_neh.gov).
Reference Materials Grants support projects that
create reference works and research tools, including:
* databases and electronic archives that
codify and integrate humanities materials, or
provide bibliographical control of a subject or field;
* print and online encyclopedias about
various fields in the humanities or about a particular area or subject;
* historical, etymological, and bilingual
dictionaries for undocumented languages, as well
as reference grammars and other linguistic tools
(separate funding is available for endangered
language projects
<http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf05590/nsf05590.htm>
in partnership with the National Science Foundation);
* descriptive catalogs that provide
detailed information about humanities materials;
* tools for spatial analysis and
representation of humanities data, such as
atlases and geographical information systems (GIS); and
* digital tools specifically designed to
develop or use humanities online resources.
The program guidelines can be consulted at
http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/referencematerials.html .
Grants to Preserve and Create Access to
Humanities Collections fund the following
activities: cataloging; arrangement and
description; documentation; preservation
microfilming of brittle books and serials; mass
deacidification of items not yet embrittled;
conservation treatment; transfer of materials to
more stable media; creating digital surrogates to
enhance intellectual accessibility; creating oral
histories; and conducting archival surveys. The
program guidelines are available at
http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/pcahc.html .
All institutions applying for an NEH grant must
submit their applications via Grants.gov. Be
sure to register with Grants.gov as soon as
possible since the registration process takes a
minimum of two weeks to complete. To help you
through the Grants.gov registration process,
please use the checklist located at:
http://www.neh.gov/grants/grantsgov/grantsgovchecklist.html.

Helen C. AgŁera
Senior Program Officer
Division of Preservation and Access
National Endowment for the Humanities
Room 411
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506
voice: (202) 606-8573
secretary: (202) 606-8570
FAX: (202) 606-8639
e-mail: haguera_at_neh.gov
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