Preservation and Access Education and Training
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Updated guidelines will be posted in advance of the next deadline. In the meantime, please use these guidelines to get a sense of what is involved in assembling an application.
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The Preservation and Access Education and Training program supports the development of knowledge and skills among professionals responsible for preserving and establishing access to humanities 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, electronic records, and digital objects. Preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is an enormous challenge, making the need for knowledgeable staff significant and ongoing.
NEH makes Preservation and Access Education and Training awards to organizations that offer national, regional, or statewide education and training programs across the pedagogical landscape. Projects may be at any stage of development, from early curriculum development to advanced implementation. Awards help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills they need to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Awards support projects that prepare the next generation of preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce heritage practitioners to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.
For more information about the Education and Training program and the 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity, you may refer to the pre-recorded webinar below. Captions are provided.
Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity and study the application package and required supplementary materials.
Sample Application Narratives
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