NHPRC-Mellon Start-Up Grants for Collaborative Digital Editions in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American History


Funding Opportunity ID:330517
Opportunity Number:DIGITALEDITIONS-202106
Opportunity Title:NHPRC-Mellon Start-Up Grants for Collaborative Digital Editions in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American History
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Humanities (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):89.003
Eligible Applicants:State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code:NARA
Agency Name:National Archives and Records Administration
Posted Date:Dec 21, 2020
Close Date:Jun 09, 2021
Last Updated Date:Dec 21, 2020
Award Ceiling:$60,000
Award Floor:$1
Estimated Total Program Funding:$720,000
Expected Number of Awards:6
Description:The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), with funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks proposals for its new program for Collaborative Digital Editions in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American History. With an overarching goal to broaden participation in the production and publication of historical and scholarly digital editions, the Start-Up grants program is designed: ? To provide opportunities that augment the preparation and training of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) new to the work of historical documentary editing, especially those currently working in history or related area and ethnic studies departments. ? To 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. ? To 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. ? To 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. Grants are awarded to collaborative teams consisting of at least two scholar-editors, as well as one or more archivists, digital scholars, data curators, and/or other support and technical staff, as appropriate to fulfill the planning goals and early-implementation needs of the proposed edition. We strongly encourage applications from collaborative teams that include BIPOC faculty and staff in key positions, and that include editorial, archival, and technical staff at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges, and/or other Indigenous and Native American tribal scholars and community members, and members of the Asian American community. We also encourage projects to seek out community members as well as undergraduate and graduate students to contribute to (and benefit from) participation in all phases of the project. Eligible projects in this category typically focus on collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, transcribing, annotating, editing, encoding, and publishing original manuscript or typewritten documents, and/or historical records in other formats, such as analog audio and/or born-digital records. Eligible activities in this category may include: ? Travel and related costs for planning meetings (intended for geographically-dispersed collaborations). ? Relevant training for project directors and staff, including but not limited to NHPRC-supported training opportunities through its Institutes for Historical Editing program. ? Associated costs for technical planning, wire-framing, and testing and evaluation with target audience(s) to determine needs and priorities. ? For projects undertaking an extensive or supplementary document search, funds also may be used for initial surveying of collections, document imaging and collection, canvassing, community outreach, and related travel. This grant program does not support the production of film or video documentaries. For a comprehensive list of the Commission's limitations on funding, please see What We Do and Do Not Fund. Applications that consist entirely of ineligible activities will not be considered. For a comprehensive list of Commission limitations on funding, please see: "What we do and do not fund" (http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/apply/eligibility.html). Award Information A grant is for up to two years and for up to $60,000 per year. The Commission expects to make up to 6 grants in this category for a total of up to $720,000. Start-Up Grants begin no earlier than January 1, 2022. The Commission requires that grant recipients acknowledge NHPRC grant assistance in all publications, publicity, and other products that result from its support. Eligibility ? U.S. nonprofit organizations or institutions ? U.S. colleges, universities, and other academic institutions ? State or local government agencies ? Federally-acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups Applications from and collaborations involving Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges are strongly encouraged. In order to ensure eligibility, applicants should first review the rules and regulations governing NHPRC grants under the Administering an NHPRC Grant section. Cost Sharing Cost sharing is not a requirement. However, the applicant's financial contribution may include both direct and indirect expenses, in-kind contributions, non-Federal third-party contributions, and any income earned directly by the project. NHPRC grant recipients are not permitted to use grant funds for indirect costs (as indicated in 2 CFR 2600.101). Indirect costs must be listed under the applicant's cost sharing contribution if they are included in the budget. Other Requirements Applicant organizations must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting an application, maintain SAM registration throughout the application and award process, and include a valid DUNS number in their application. Details on SAM registration and requesting a DUNS number can be found at the System for Award Management website at https://sam.gov. Please refer to the User Guides section and the Grants Registrations PDF. Ineligible applications will not be reviewed.

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