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FYI: NEH Grants-Application Deadlines


Author: Helen Aguera

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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FYI Body: NEH Grant Opportunity – Preservation and Access Research and Development

The Division of Preservation and Access of the National Endowment for the
Humanities will be accepting applications for grants in its Research and
Development program. The new 2010 guidelines, which include sample
proposal narratives, can be found at:

http://neh.gov/grants/guidelines/PARD.html.

Grants in this program support 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—from fragile
artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets subject
to technological obsolescence—and to develop advanced modes of searching,
discovering, and using such materials. Maximum awards are $350,000 for up
to three years.

Eligible activities include:

-The development of technical standards, best practices, and tools for
preserving and creating access to humanities collections

-The exploration of more effective scientific and technical methods of
preserving humanities collections

-The development of automated procedures and computational tools to
integrate, analyze, and repurpose humanities data in disparate online resources

-The investigation and testing of new ways of providing digital access to
humanities materials that are not easily digitized using current methods

NEH especially encourages applications that address the following topics:

Digital Preservation: how to preserve digital humanities materials,
including born-digital materials, for which there is no analog counterpart;

Recorded Sound and Moving Image Collections: how to preserve and increase
access to the record of the twentieth century contained in these formats; and

Preventive Conservation: how to protect and slow the deterioration of
humanities collections through the use of sustainable preservation strategies.

Applications addressing one of these three areas of interest are eligible
for a maximum award of $400,000 for up to three years.

The application receipt deadline is July 1, 2010 for projects beginning May
2011. 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 2010 awards is available at:

NEH Grant Opportunity – Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

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 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 materials, online resources, and research
tools of major importance to the humanities. Maximum awards are $350,000
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 for collections (including mass
deacidification)

· 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 (separate funding is
available for endangered languages projects in partnership with the
National Science Foundation http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2006/nsf06577/nsf06577.htm)

· Developing tools for spatial analysis and representation of humanities
data, such as atlases and geographic information systems (GIS)

· Designing digital tools to facilitate use of humanities resources

The new guidelines, which include sample proposal narratives, can be found at:

http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/HCRR.html.

The application receipt deadline of July 15, 2010 is for projects beginning
May 2011. 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.

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