Preservation and Access Education and Training
THE DEADLINE FOR THIS CYCLE HAS PASSED.
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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This program supports projects that develop and implement educational programs for professionals who preserve and provide access to humanities collections. Such materials include but are not limited to paper-based, photographic, archaeological, ethnographic, artistic, audiovisual, digitized, and born-digital collections. Advancing long-term access to these materials for scholars, students, and the public requires skilled professionals from varied backgrounds and communities working in organizations large and small.
NEH makes awards in this program to organizations that offer national, regional, or statewide education and training programs across the pedagogical landscape for current or emerging professionals. Projects may be at any stage, from early curriculum development to advanced implementation, and projects may include partnerships with academic or non-academic institutions.
Project activities must support one or a combination of the following programmatic areas:
- field services, networks, or consortia that offer training and educational resources and services to professionals
- continuing education opportunities that provide professionals with extended or specialized training in new or current preservation and access topics
- student and early career programs focused on building skills in preservation and access for cultural heritage collections. Programs may occur at either academic or non-academic institutions, and programs must be for individuals preparing to pursue, attending, or recently graduating from master’s programs. Such master’s programs include, but are not limited to, art conservation, library and information science, archival administration, and museum studies.
A new pre-recorded webinar with updated information discussing the Preservation and Access Education and Training program was posted on February 27, 2023. You can watch the webinar here.
Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity and study the application package and required supplementary materials.
Sample Application Narratives
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