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Funding Opportunity Number:
Mar 07, 2008
Mar 06, 2008
Original Closing Date for Applications:
May 15, 2008
Current Closing Date for Applications:
May 15, 2008
Jun 14, 2008
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Promotion of the Humanities_Division of Preservation and Access
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions, such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, arts and cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities, improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine arts, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, and historical objects.
Applicants must draw on the knowledge of consultants whose preservation skills and experience are related to the types of collections and the nature of the activities that are the focus of their projects. Within the conservation field, for example, conservators usually specialize in the care of specific types of collections, such as objects, paper, or paintings. Applicants should therefore choose a conservator whose specialty is appropriate for the nature of their collections. Similarly, when assessing the preservation needs of archival holdings, applicants must seek a consultant specifically knowledgeable about archives and preservation. Because the organization and the preservation of archival collections must be approached in tandem, an archival consultant should also provide advice about the management and processing needs of such holdings as part of a preservation assessment that includes long-term plans for the arrangement and description of archival collections.
Small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant are especially encouraged to apply.