The Division of Preservation and Access of the National Endowment for the Humanities will be accepting applications for grants in its Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program, with a deadline of July 20, 2017. These grants support projects to preserve and create intellectual access to such collections as books, journals, manuscript and archival materials, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, art, and objects of material culture. Awards also support the creation of reference works, online resources, and research tools of major importance to the humanities. Eligible activities are wide-ranging, often involving the use of digital methods.
HCRR includes a new opportunity in 2017 to encourage collaboration between smaller and larger institutions. This Partnership/Mentorship Opportunity provides up to $60,000 for planning and pilot-level projects that could help to propel lasting collaborative relationships. These awards might be especially well suited for community-based cultural heritage initiatives but are not limited in geographic or topical scope.
Further details, including links to the application guidelines and other resources, are available via the following Web article.