NHPRC-Mellon Funding Opportunity in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American History and Ethnic Studies

Monday, April 11, 2022 7:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) is now welcoming applications for their NHPRC-Mellon Planning Grants for Collaborative Digital Editions in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American History and Ethnic Studies Program. The NHPRC will fund up to six grants of up to $60K per year for up to two years each. The program has three goals: to stimulate and support historical and scholarly digital editions that center the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in archival collections; broaden the participation of scholars of color and Indigenous scholars in documentary editing; and support underserved and underrepresented institutions and communities in this work.

Planning grants are designed explicitly to:

  • Provide opportunities that augment the preparation and training of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) new to the work of editing and publishing historical documents; 

  • Encourage and support the innovative and collaborative re-thinking of the historical and scholarly digital edition itself--how it is conceived, whose voices it centers, and for what purposes; 

  • Encourage and support the early planning and development of significant, innovative, and well-conceived digital edition projects rooted in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American history and ethnic studies; and 

  • Stimulate meaningful, mutually beneficial, and respectful collaborations that help to bridge longstanding institutional inequalities by promoting resource sharing and capacity building at all levels, and that build into their plans a variety of means for achieving meaningful community and user input and engagement. 

The National Archives works with scholars, archivists, and other practitioners at institutions nationwide to provide access to historical records that document the voices, experiences, and actions of the full diversity of people who make up our democracy, and that serve as foundational and generative sources for understanding our complex humanity.

The final submission deadline for these NHPRC grants is June 8, 2022.

For more information about the grants and how to apply, please click here: https://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/digitaleditions


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