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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

NHPRC Grant: Public Engagement with Historical Records

Draft Deadline (optional): July 26, 2016
Final Deadline: October 6, 2016

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) of the National Archives seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. The NHPRC is looking for projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. In general, collaborations among archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators, and/or community-based individuals are more likely to create a competitive proposal.

Projects might create and develop programs to engage people in the study and use of historical records for institutional, educational or personal reasons. For example, an applicant can:
  • Enlist volunteer "citizen archivists" in projects to accelerate access to historical records,especially those online. This may include, but is not limited to, efforts to identify, tag, transcribe, annotate, or otherwise enhance digitized historical records.
  • Develop educational programs for K-16 students or community members that encourage them to engage with historical records already in repositories or that are collected as part of the project.
For a comprehensive list of the Commission's limitations on funding, please see What We Do and Do Not Fund. A grant normally is for one to three years. The Commission expects to make up to three grants between $50,000 and $150,000. Grants begin no earlier than July 1, 2017. Eligible applicants include:
  • Nonprofit organizations or institutions
  • Colleges, universities, and other academic institutions
  • State or local government agencies
  • Federally-acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups
For more information and a link to the application, please visit: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/engagement.html

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