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FYI: Guidelines for NEH Program

Author: Helen Aguera

Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable

FYI Body: New Guidelines and Application Instructions for Preservation and Access
Projects: National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and
Access, will be accepting applications this summer for Humanities
Collections and Resources grants.

This grant program combines support for activities that were funded
previously through two separate categories – Preserving and Creating Access
to Humanities Collections and Reference Materials (including creation of
dictionaries, reference grammars, and other linguistics tools). Digital
technology now makes possible unified access to geographically dispersed
collections and the integration of reference materials with related sources
and tools. The possibilities presented by advances in technology require a
new grant category that encompasses the range of activities funded through
the previous programs and encourages digital projects that codify, unite,
integrate, or aggregate humanities collections and resources.

The new guidelines (which include sample proposal narratives) can be found
at http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/Collections_and_Resources.html.
Application receipt deadline is July 17, 2007 for projects beginning May
2008. All applications to NEH must be submitted electronically through
Grants.gov; see guidelines for details.

Prospective applicants seeking further information are encouraged to
contact the Division at 202-606-8570 or preservation@neh.gov. Program staff
will read draft proposals submitted six weeks before the deadline. A list
of the 2006 awards is available at

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.

Helen C. Agüera
Senior Program Officer
Division of Preservation and Access
National Endowment for the Humanities
Room 411
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506

voice: (202) 606-8573
secretary: (202) 606-8570
FAX: (202) 606-8639
e-mail: haguera@neh.gov

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