The Division of Preservation and Access of the National Endowment for the Humanities will be accepting applications for grants in its Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program, with a deadline of July 20, 2017.  With maximum award amounts ranging from $50,000 (planning) to $350,000 (implementation), these grants support projects to preserve and create intellectual access to such collections as books, journals, manuscript and archival materials, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, art, and objects of material culture.  Awards also support the creation of reference works, online resources, and research tools of major importance to the humanities.  Eligible activities are wide-ranging, often involving the use of digital methods.


HCRR includes a new opportunity in 2017 to encourage collaboration between smaller and larger institutions.  This Partnership/Mentorship Opportunity provides up to $60,000 for planning and pilot-level projects that could help to propel lasting collaborative relationships.  These awards might be especially well suited for community-based cultural heritage initiatives but are not limited in geographic or topical scope.


Further details, including links to the application guidelines and other resources, are available via the following Web article.




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



Joel Wurl
Sr. Program Officer
Division of Preservation & Access
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC  20506
phone:  202-606-8252      fax:  202-606-8639
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