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New Grants Available for Higher Education

The Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz would like to notify you about the following federal grant opportunities.

For more information, click the link below each listing, visit GRANTS.GOV, or call the Program Management Office at 1-800-518-4726.

Arts and Humanities

National Archives and Records Administration
Project/Program: State Board Programming Grants

Description: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seek proposals that strengthen the nation’s archival network through activities undertaken by state historical records advisory boards (SHRABs). The purpose of this grant program is to assist state boards to enhance access to historical records, increase citizen engagement with records, and provide learning and development opportunities for students, citizens and professional archivists. The Commission will award grants to State Historical Records Advisory Boards to: Provide educational and outreach programs, workshops, and other activities that enhance citizen and student engagement with historical records, Operate state-based regrant and scholarship programs that advance access to historical records, Collaborate on projects with other organizations to address common problems or shared opportunities within a state or among a consortium of state archives, and Hold or participate in meetings and public forums on statewide or national archival issues.

Eligibility: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, State governments, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.

Current Closing Date: Jun 15, 2016

Estimated Total Program Funding: $650,000

Award Ceiling: $80,000

Award Floor: $0

CFDA Number: 89.003 — National Historical Publications and Records Grants

For more information, go to: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280200


National Archives and Records Administration
Project/Program: 
Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions

Description: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project. The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story. The NHPRC encourages projects, whenever possible and appropriate, to provide access to these materials in a free and open online environment, without precluding other forms of publication. Applicants should demonstrate familiarity with the best practices recommended by the Association for Documentary Editing or the Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions. Projects may also prepare print editions as part of their overall publishing plan. However, projects that do not have definitive plans for digital dissemination and preservation in place at the time of application will not be considered.

Eligibility:  Private institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, State governments, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, City or township governments, County governments.

Current Closing Date: Jun 15, 2016

Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,500,000

Award Ceiling: $200,000

Award Floor: $0

CFDA Number: 89.003 — National Historical Publications and Records Grants

For more information, go to: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280201


National Archive and Records Administration
Project/Program: National Archives and Records Administration Access to Historical Records Grant

Description: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that promote the preservation and use of historical records collections to broaden understanding of our democracy, history, and culture. This grant program is designed to support archival repositories in preserving and processing primary source materials. The program emphasizes the creation of online tools that facilitate the public discovery of historical records. The Commission looks to fund projects that undertake one or more of the following activities: Preservation, arrangement, and online description of historical records in all formats, Digital preservation of electronic records and unstable audio or moving image formats. After completing arrangement and description activities, applicants may also propose to digitize materials to provide online access to collections.

Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, City or township governments, County governments, Public and State controlled, institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, State governments

Current Closing Date: June 15, 2016

Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000

Award Ceiling: $200,000

Award Floor: $0

CFDA Number: 89.003 — National Historical Publications and Records Grants

For more information, go to:http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-
opportunity.html?oppId=280217


National Archives and Records Administration
Project/Program: 
National Archives and Records Administration Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions Grant

Description: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project. The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story. The NHPRC encourages projects, whenever possible and appropriate, to provide access to these materials in a free and open online environment, without precluding other forms of publication. Applicants should demonstrate familiarity with the best practices recommended by the Association for Documentary Editing or the Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions. Projects may also prepare print editions as part of their overall publishing plan. However, projects that do not have definitive plans for digital dissemination and preservation in place at the time of application will not be considered

Eligibility: Private institutions of higher education, County governments, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, State governments, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, City or township governments

Current Closing Date: Oct 6, 2016

Estimated Total Program Funding:  $2,500,000

Award Ceiling: $200,000

Award Floor: $0

CFDA Number: 89.003 — National Historical Publications and Records Grants

For more information, go to: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280202


National Endowment for the Humanities

Project/Program: Public Scholar Program Grant

Description: The Public Scholar Program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. Although humanities scholarship can be specialized, the humanities also strive to engage broad audiences in exploring subjects of general interest. They seek to deepen our understanding of the human condition as well as current conditions and contemporary problems. The Public Scholar Program aims to encourage scholarship that will be of broad interest and have lasting impact. Such scholarship might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Books supported by this program must be grounded in humanities research and scholarship. They must address significant humanities themes likely to be of broad interest and must be written in a readily accessible style. Making use of primary and/or secondary sources, they should open up important and appealing subjects for a wide audience. The challenge is to make sense of a significant topic in a way that will appeal to general readers. Applications to write books directed primarily to scholars are not appropriate for this program
Eligibility: Individuals

Current Closing Date: Feb 2, 2016

Estimated Total Program Funding: N/A

Award Ceiling: $50,400

Award Floor: $25,200 

CFDA Number: 45.160 — Promotion of the Humanities Fellowships and Stipends

For more information, go to: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280251


National Endowment for the Humanities

Project/Program: 
Digital Humanities Implementation Grants

Description: The Digital Humanities Implementation Grants program awards substantial grants to support the implementation of experimental projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the humanities. Such projects might enhance our understanding of central problems in the humanities, raise new questions in the humanities, or develop new digital applications and approaches for use in the humanities. The program can support innovative digital humanities projects that address multiple audiences, including scholars, teachers, librarians, and the public. Applications from recipients of NEH’s Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants are welcome. Unlike NEH’s Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program, which emphasizes basic research, prototyping, experimentation, and potential impact, the Digital Humanities Implementation Grants program seeks to identify projects that have successfully completed their start-up phase and are well positioned to have a major impact. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.

Eligibility: State governments, Private institutions of higher education, County governments, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, City or township governments, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Current Closing Date: February 17, 2016

Estimated Total Program Funding: N/A

Award Ceiling: $325,000

Award Floor: $100,000

CFDA Number: 45.169 — Promotion of the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities

For more information, go to: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280266


National Endowment for the Humanities
Project/Program: 
Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Grants

Description: This grant program supports projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Many different formats are supported, including permanent and traveling exhibitions, book or film discussion programs, historic site or district interpretations, living history presentations, and other face-to-face programs in public venues. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience.

Eligibility: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, State governments, Private institutions of higher education, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, City or township governments, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, County governments

Current Closing Date: Jan 13, 2016

Estimated Total Program Funding: N/A

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Award Floor: $1

CFDA Number: 45.164 — Promotion of the Humanities Public Programs

For more information, go to: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280031

 

 

 

For information, visit GRANTS.GOV, or call the Program Management Office at 1-800-518-4726.