National Endowment for the Humanities: Preservation and Access Education & Training GrantsDeadline: May 5, 2015
The Preservation and Access Education and Training program is central to the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH’s) efforts to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage collections. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic records, and digital objects. Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are awarded to organizations that offer national or regional (multistate) education and training programs. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.
Amount: Grants of up to $175,000 over two years will be awarded in the preservation field. For all other applicants, the maximum award is $100,000 per year for up to two years.
Eligibility: U.S. nonprofit organizations; State and local governmental agencies; Tribal governments.