Preservation and Access Education and Training

Division of Preservation and Access

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

$350,000

Open to

Organizations

Expected output

Preservation Courses or Curricular Materials;
Conservation Graduate Programs;
Preservation Workshops;
Fellow Positions in Conservation

Period of performance

Up to three years (up to five years for programs that grant graduate degrees in art conservation)

Application available

Application due

Expected notification date

Project start date

NEH and COVID-19: NEH is accepting, reviewing, and processing grant applications on its normal schedule, as posted on the introductory page of each program.

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 collections, electronic records, and digital objects. The challenge of preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is enormous, and the need for knowledgeable staff is significant and ongoing.

Preservation and Access Education and Training awards are made to organizations that offer national, regional, or statewide education and training programs across the pedagogical landscape and at all stages of development, from early curriculum development to advanced implementation. Awards help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed 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.

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Program Statistics

In the last five competitions this program received an average of
13
Applications
per year
This program has a
54%
Funding Ratio
NEH made an average of
7
Awards
per year

Examples of Projects Funded by this Grant Program