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Strategies and Tools for Archives and Historical Publishing Projects

Post Date

June 4th 2008

Application Due Date

October 6th 2008

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Eligibility Categories

State Governments
County Governments
City or Township Governments
Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments
Non-Profits With 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)
Private Institutions of Higher Education


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  • Award Range:

    $50000 - $150000

Grant Description

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to develop new strategies and tools that can improve the preservation, public discovery, or use of historical records. Projects may also focus on techniques and tools that will improve the professional performance and effectiveness of those who work with such records, such as archivists, documentary editors, and records managers. Projects concerning records may focus on methods of working with any format including born-digital records. Publishing of historical records must focus on methods of presenting archival records as primary sources. The Commission does not fund projects focused on artifacts or books. Applications must: *Present evidence for the need for improvement in current methods. *Demonstrate that the project staff has the skills, educational background, and experience appropriate to the project. *Describe which reliable research-and-development methodologies and techniques will be used to produce practical outcomes. *Describe how the applicant will test the outcomes with practitioners. *Explain how the applicant will document the costs and benefits of employing the new strategies or tools. *Describe how the project will publicize the results and make them available to the appropriate professions at minimal or no cost. The Commission expects to announce this opportunity twice a year, with deadlines in early June and early October. For applicants who wish to work with particular historical records or publications or who have professional development projects, please review the relevant grant announcements and then contact the Commission staff with questions about which category is most appropriate for your proposed project. A grant normally is for one to three years. The Commission expects to make one to three grants of between $50,000 and $150,000. The total amount allocated to this category is up to $150,000 during the fiscal year. Because these grants encourage the development of methods that will benefit many institutions, the NHPRC will provide up to 75% of the total project costs. Cost sharing is the financial contribution the applicant pledges to the cost of a project. Cost sharing can include both direct and indirect expenses, in-kind contributions, non-Federal third-party contributions, and any income earned directly by the project.

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