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Grant of the Week: NHPRC Public Engagement with Historical Records

Sadie Bergen | Jul 22, 2016

Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring a new grant opportunity from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to fund projects that encourage public engagement with historical records.  

The National Archives grant-making arm, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. (http://archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/engagement.html)

The NHPRC is looking for projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. In general, collaborations among archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators, and/or community-based individuals are more likely to create a competitive proposal.

Projects might create and develop programs to engage people in the study and use of historical records for institutional, educational or personal reasons, such as developing educational programs for K–16 students or community members that encourage them to engage with historical records already in repositories or that are collected as part of the project, or enlisting volunteer “citizen archivists” in projects to accelerate access to historical records, especially those online. This may include, but is not limited to, efforts to identify, tag, transcribe, annotate, or otherwise enhance digitized historical records.

The full announcement is available at http://archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/engagement.html. The application deadline is October 6, 2016. Draft propsals will be accepted until August 16, 2016.

People interested in applying can contact Nancy Melley at nancy.melley@nara.gov.

End: October 6, 2016
Contact: nancy.melley@nara.gov
More Info: http://archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/engagement.html

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