Funding Opportunity: Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives (NHPRC)

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2016

Title: Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives
Sponsor: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives
Amount: $350,000/1–3yrs.

Description: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that will significantly improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may: Digitize historical records collections, or related collections, held by a single institution and make them freely available online; provide access to born-digital records; create new freely-available virtual collections drawn from historical records held by multiple institutions; and create new tools and methods for users to access records. The NHPRC welcomes collaborative projects, particularly for bringing together related records from multiple institutions. Projects that address significant needs in the field and result in replicable and scalable approaches will be more competitive. We also encourage organizations to actively engage the public in the work of the project.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis (davis@austin.utexas.edu) in the Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by November 30 for preliminary proposal submission. Full proposals by invitation only.

More Info: https://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/major.html