Deadline: September 13, 2017

Agency/Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities

Website: https://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/humanities-open-book-program

The Humanities Open Book Program is designed to make outstanding out-of-print humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost “ebook” technology, the program will allow teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that have long been out of print. Humanities Open Book is jointly sponsored by NEH and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Applicants will provide a list of previously published humanities books along with brief descriptions of the books and their intellectual significance. Depending on the length and topics of the books, the number to be digitized may vary. However, NEH and Mellon anticipate that applicants may propose to digitize a total that ranges from less than fifty to more than one hundred books. Awards will be given to digitize these books and make them available as Creative Commons-licensed “ebooks” that can be read by the public at no charge on computers, mobile devices, and ebook readers. 

Awards are for a project period from 1 to 3 years and range from $50,000 to $200,000.

UPDATED GUIDELINES WILL BE POSTED AT LEAST TWO MONTHS IN ADVANCE OF THE DEADLINE ON NEH'S WEBSITE.



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