National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Division of Preservation and Access
06/11/20 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and IHEs for professional development in support of the preservation of humanities resources. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. This program funds the development of skills and knowledge among professionals responsible for preserving and establishing access to humanities collections.
Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic records, and digital objects. The challenge of preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is enormous, and the need for knowledgeable staff is significant and ongoing.
Preservation and Access Education and Training awards are made to organizations that offer national, regional, or statewide education and training programs across the pedagogical landscape and at all stages of development, from early curriculum development to advanced implementation. Awards help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Awards support projects that prepare the next generation of preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce heritage practitioners to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.
The Preservation and Access Education and Training program supports activities such as:
Education and Training projects may address any topic—fundamental or advanced—associated with the work of preserving and providing access to humanities collections. Projects should identify needs within a localized network of institutions at a state or regional level, or more broadly at a national level. Project topics may include, but are not limited to, current areas of special interest such as:
Applicants may apply for funds to provide a one-year postgraduate fellowship for emerging preservation professionals. These fellowships aim to bridge the gap between completion of graduate training and full-time employment by offering specialized training in preservation and access topics.
For information on NEH areas of interest, see: https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/Preservation%20and%20Access%20Education%20and%20Training%20NOFO%202020%2020200611-PE.pdf#page=5
GrantWatch ID#: 181002
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The maximum stipend for a one-year fellowship is $45,000; the award ceiling may not exceed $350,000.
Programs that grant graduate degrees in art conservation may apply for up to $250,000 in outright funds and up to $100,000 in federal matching funds for a period of performance of not less than three years and up to five years.
Programs that grant graduate degrees in art conservation requesting the full $350,000 must submit a budget reflecting total project costs of at least $450,000 ($250,000 in outright, $100,000 in federal matching funds, and $100,000 in required cost share for the federal matching funds).
All other applicants may apply for up to $350,000 in outright funds, or a combination of outright and matching funds, not to exceed $350,000 for a period of performance of up to three years.
Period of Performance:
- Three to five years for programs that grant graduate degrees in art conservation.
- Up to three years for all other applicants.
- All projects have a period of performance start date no earlier than March 1, 2021.
- Applicants may request funding for one fellowship each year of the period of performance.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Preservation and Access Education and Training
Division of Preservation and Access
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
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