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National Center for Preservation Technology and Training: Preservation Technology and Training Grants

Deadline: November 3, 2016

The Preservation Technology and Training (PTT) Grants program provides funding for research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Grant recipients undertake innovative research and produce technical reports which respond to national needs in the field of historic preservation.

PTT Grants will support the following activities:

  • Innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources
  • Specialized workshops or symposia that identify and address national preservation needs
  • How-to videos, mobile applications, podcasts, best practices publications, or webinars that disseminate practical preservation methods or provide better tools for preservation practice

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) funds projects within several overlapping disciplinary areas:

  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Collections management
  • Engineering
  • Historic landscapes
  • Materials conservation

In order to focus research efforts, NCPTT requests proposals that advance the application of science and technology to historic preservation in the following areas:

  • Climate change impacts
  • Disaster planning and response
  • Modeling and managing big data
  • Innovative techniques for documentation
  • Protective coatings and treatments

Amount: Dependent upon activity proposed, as follows:

  • Innovative research: Grants typically range from $25,000-$40,000
  • Specialized workshops: Grants typically range $15,000-$25,000
  • How-to videos, mobile applications, podcasts, best practices publications, or webinars: Grants typically range from $5,000-$15,000

Eligibility:

  • U.S. universities and colleges
  • U.S. non-profit organizations: museums, research laboratories, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. that are directly associated with educational or research activity
  • Government agencies in the U.S.: National Park Service and other federal, state, territorial and local government agencies, as well as Hawaiian Natives, Native American and Alaska Native tribes and their Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.

Link: https://www.ncptt.nps.gov/grants/2017-preservation-technology-and-training-grants/

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