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National Endowment for the Humanities: Digital Projects for the Public

Deadline: June 8, 2016

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities.

Digital platforms—such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments—can reach diverse audiences and bring the humanities to life for the American people. The program offers three levels of support for digital projects:

  • Discovery projects: early-stage planning work
  • Prototyping projects: proof-of-concept development work
  • Production projects: end-stage production and distribution work

All Digital Projects for the Public projects should:

  • Deepen public understanding of significant humanities stories and ideas
  • Incorporate sound humanities scholarship
  • Involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production
  • Include appropriate digital media professionals
  • Reach a broad public through a realistic plan for development, marketing, and distribution
  • Create appealing digital formats for the general public
  • Demonstrate the capacity to sustain themselves

All projects should also demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general, nonspecialist audience, either online or in person at venues such as museums, libraries or other cultural institutions. Applicants may choose to identify particular communities and groups, including students, to whom a project may have particular appeal.

Amount: The maximum amount varies by type of grant:

  • Discovery: Up to $30,000
    Prototyping: Up to $100,000
    Production: Up to $400,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organization with IRS tax exempt status; state and local governmental agencies; federally-recognized Indian tribes.

Link: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/digital-projects-the-public

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