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.  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


HCRR offers two kinds of awards:


1)      Implementation Grants -- $350,000 maximum, for up to three
years. Eligible activities include:


*         arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections;

*         cataloging collections of printed works, photographs, recorded
sound, moving images, art, and material culture; 

*         providing conservation treatment (including deacidification)
for collections, leading to enhanced access;

*         digitizing collections;

*         preserving and improving access to born-digital sources;

*         developing databases, virtual collections, or other electronic
resources to codify information on a subject or to provide integrated
access to selected humanities materials;

*         creating encyclopedias;

*         preparing linguistic tools, such as historical and
etymological dictionaries, corpora, and reference grammars

*         developing tools for spatial analysis and representation of
humanities data, such as atlases and geographic information systems
(GIS); and

*         designing digital tools to facilitate use of humanities

2)      HCRR Foundations Grants -- $40,000 maximum, for up to two years.
To help in the formative stages of initiatives to preserve and create
access to humanities collections or to produce reference resources,
Foundations grants will support planning, assessment, and pilot
activities that incorporate expertise from a mix of professional
domains.  Drawing upon the cooperation of humanities scholars and
technical specialists, these projects might encompass efforts to prepare
for establishing intellectual control of collections, to develop plans
and priorities for digitizing collections, to solidify collaborative
frameworks and strategic plans for complex digital reference resources,
or to produce preliminary versions of online collections or resources.


New guidelines for HCRR
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narratives, FAQs, and other resources.  The application deadline is July
18, 2013, with projects beginning May 2014. All applications to NEH must
be submitted electronically through; see guidelines for


Prospective applicants seeking further information are encouraged to
contact the Division at 202-606-8570 or [log in to unmask]  Program
staff will read draft proposals submitted six weeks before the deadline.


Please note that the Division is also currently accepting applications
for three other grant categories, all with a deadline of May 1:
"Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions," "Research and
Development, "and "Education & Training."  Details on these programs, as
well as on the full slate of funding opportunities in Preservation and
Access, can be found on the Division's website
<> .  


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 
1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW 
Washington, DC  20506 
phone:  202-606-8252      fax:  202-606-8639 
        email:  [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>  


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