Deadline: June 7, 2018

Agency/Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities


The Research and Development program supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation’s cultural heritage and to develop advanced modes of organizing, searching, discovering, and using such materials. All projects must demonstrate how advances in preservation and access would benefit the cultural heritage community in supporting humanities research, teaching, or public programming.

There are two funding tiers: Planning and Basic Research (Tier I, $75,000 for 2 years) and Advanced Implementation (Tier II, $350,000 for 3 years). Tier I grants support planning and preliminary work for large-scale research and development projects and stand-alone basic research projects, such as case studies, experiments, or the development of methods, models, and tools. Tier II grants support projects at a more advanced stage of implementation for the development of standards, practices, methodologies, or workflows for preserving and creating access to humanities collections applied research addressing preservation and access issues concerning humanities collections.

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