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The Media Projects program supports the development, production, and distribution of radio, podcast, television, and long-form documentary film projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate reflection. Media Projects offers two levels of funding: Development and Production.
Begin by reading the notice of funding opportunity to ensure you understand the expectations and restrictions for projects delivered under this grant and are prepared to write the most effective application.
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Bob Hope: America's Entertainer
New York Public Radio, W. Eugene Smith and the Jazz Loft
Public Radio International, American Icons III: Stories about Creativity, the Arts, and the Humanities
Public Radio International, Lyndon Johnson's Presidency and the War in Vietnam
Twin Cities Public Television, Slavery by Another Name
WGBH Educational Foundation, Freedom Riders
World Music Productions, Afropop Worldwide
To apply to this program, your organization will be need to be registered for a D-U-N-S® number, with the System for Awards Management (SAM), and with Grants.gov. If your organization has registered with these systems previously, confirm that your registrations are current and up to date. If you fail to allow ample time to complete registration with SAM or Grants.gov, you will not be eligible for a deadline extension or waiver of the online electronic submission requirement.
Be sure to follow the instructions outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity and in the Grants.gov instructions.
You will receive a confirmation from Grants.gov when you've successfully submitted your application.
After you submit your application, Grants.gov will send you up to five e-mail messages confirming receipt of your application. These messages represent different stages in the application acceptance process. You should verify that you have received all confirmation messages. Please note that email filters may send these messages to your spam or junk folder.