Deadline July 19, 2016
The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. 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, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation.
HCRR offers two kinds of awards: 1) for implementation and 2) for planning, assessment, and pilot efforts. The maximum award for planning and pilot projects is $50,000. Example projects 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, leading to enhanced access; digitizing collections; preserving and improving access to born-digital sources, including the updating of
existing digital resources; creating oral history interview collections about war and military service; developing databases, virtual collections, and other digital resources.
U.S. nonprofit organizations are eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. For more information and applications, visit the website and download application materials from the right sidebar: http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/humanities-collections-and-reference-resources