RFPs and Grant Opportunities

December 13, 2011 | News

Digitizing Historical Records

  • Deadline: June 7, 2012
  • Grant Amount: Up to $150,000. The Commission expects to make up to 8 grants in this category, for a total of up to $700,000.
  • Grant Term: 1-3 years
  • Funding Period: No earlier than January 1, 2013
  • Note: 1:1 cost share requirement

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) seeks proposals that use cost-effective methods to digitize nationally significant historical record collections and make the digital versions freely available online. Projects must make use of existing holdings of historical repositories and consist of entire collections or series. The materials should already be available to the public at the archives and described so that projects can re-use existing information to serve as metadata for the digitized collection.

Read more about this opportunity on the NHPRC website.

IMLS National Leadership Grants

  • Deadline: Feb 1, 2012
  • Grant Amount: Up to $500,000 for Project Grants; up to $50,000 for Planning Grants; up to 100,000 for National Forum Grants
  • Grant Term: Up to 3 years for Project Grants; up to 1 year for Planning Grants and National Forum Grants.
  • Note: 1:1 match requirement for requests over $250,000

National Leadership Grants support projects that address challenges faced by the museum, library, and/or archive fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful proposals will seek innovative responses to the challenge(s) identified in the proposals, and will have national impact.

The National Leadership Grant program accepts applications under four main categories:

  • Advancing Digital Resources—Supporting the creation, use, presentation, and preservation of significant digital resources as well as the development of tools to enhance access, use, and management of digital assets.
  • Research—Supporting research that investigates key questions that are important to museum, library, and archival practice.
  • Demonstration—Supporting projects that produce a replicable model or practice that is usable, adaptable, or scalable by other institutions for improving services and performance.
  • Library Museum Collaboration Grants— Supporting collaborative projects (between museums and/or libraries and other community organizations) that address the educational, economic, cultural, or social needs of a community. In 2012, a funding priority will be projects that promote early learning.

Applicants may choose to submit a Project Grant, Planning Grant, or National Forum Grant proposal in any of the above categories.

Read more about this opportunity on the IMLS website.