NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions

Office of Digital Humanities, Division of Research Programs, Division of Preservation and Access

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Maximum award amount

Level I: $50,000
Level II: $150,000

Open to


Expected output

Digital Material and Publication;
Teaching Resources;
Digital Infrastructure;

Period of performance

Level I: Up to twenty four months, Level II: Up to thirty six months

Application available

Application due

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This notice solicits applications for the NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions program. This program is a joint initiative between the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.K. Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

The overarching goal of the program is to advance digital scholarship in cultural institutions such as museums, libraries, galleries, and archives. This program will fund teams in the U.S. and U.K. working collaboratively to deliver transformational impact on digital methods and digital research in cultural institutions. 

Applications must be submitted by teams, composed of at least one organization from the U.S. and one from the U.K., in which each country is represented by at least one cultural institution.

AHRC link will be updated when the application is available.

Review your application package

Begin by reading the Notice of Funding Opportunity and studying the application. You want to ensure you understand all the expectations and restrictions for projects delivered under this program and are prepared to write the most effective application. 

Application Materials

NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions Notice of Funding Opportunity 2021

NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions: application package

NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions FAQ

AHRC call for proposals

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