6.0411 NEH Archival Research Opportunity (1/62)

Mon, 14 Dec 1992 23:58:38 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0411. Monday, 14 Dec 1992.

Date: Mon, 14 Dec 92 09:27:58 EDT
Subject: NEH Archival Research Opportunity

Please post the following message to any relevant e-conferences which
you may moderate. Thank you.

Special Opportunity for Archival Research

The National Endowment for the Humanities has undertaken an initiative to
commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the birth of democracy and to celebrate
the spread of democratic institutions in our own time. In pursuit of this
initiative, the Endowment now announces a special opportunity for scholars
seeking support for individual or collaborative research to be undertaken in
archives abroad.

The Endowment is especially interested in projects reflecting emerging
opportunities for research in recently opened archives in newly-democratized
countries, such as the former Warsaw Pact countries of Eastern Europe or the
republics of the former Soviet Union. Projects may address topics in any
field of the humanities. Applications will be reviewed on the basis of the
significance of the project for the humanities and the importance of the
proposed archival research to the completion of that project. Grants will
provide limited support for travel (to a maximum of $2,800), living expenses
(not to exceed $1,250 per month), and research expenses (including duplication
of materials). The proposed grant period must be three or more weeks in
duration, and the total request cannot exceed a maximum of $20,000.

This special opportunity is offered under the current guidelines for the
Division of Research programs, and applications will be evaluated according to
the "Evaluation Criteria" published in the Guide to the Division of Research
Programs (1992): p. 24. Applicants for this special opportunity should submit
a narrative description of the project (not to exceed 5 single-spaced pages)
outlining the methodology and workplan of the proposed archival project,
explaining the importance of the archival collection(s) to be visited and the
research materials to be consulted, and demonstrating the impact and
significance of the project for the humanities in general. Applicants should
also indicate how access to the research collection(s) will be secured.

A completed application for this special opportunity will consist of the
project narrative, a copy of the applicant's resume (together with resumes of
collaborators, if applicable), and a one-page itemized budget, providing an
estimate of the total costs of the proposed research (not to exceed $20,000).

Applicants should submit seven (7) copies of the completed application.
Applications may not be submitted to NEH by means of a FAX machine or via
electronic mail. The complete application package should be addresed to
Special Opportunity for Archival Research and mailed to:

Interpretive Research Program
Division of Research Programs, Room 318
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20506
telephone 202-606-8210.

Inquiries about the program may be directed through e-mail to
should list "Archival Research Opportunity" in the subject line.

The first deadline for receipt of applications is January 11, 1993;
thereafter proposals will be reviewed on a bi-monthly basis, subject to
availability of funds.