6.0686 Archival Research Opportunities (1/66)

Tue, 20 Apr 1993 11:18:53 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0686. Tuesday, 20 Apr 1993.

Date: Fri, 16 Apr 93 10:01:53 EDT
From: "Meghan Laslocky, NEH" <NEHRES@GWUVM>
Subject: Special Opportunity for Archival Research

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, but preference will be given to projects that
investigate documents whose physical condition or whose uncertain
future access necessitates urgent attention. 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
will be asked to 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 will also be asked to indicate how access to the
research collection(s) will be secured.

Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens and foreign
nationals who have been living in the United States or its
jurisdictions for at least three years prior to the time of
application. Work undertaken to satisfy requirements for an
academic degree is ineligible for support from this program.

For information and application forms, prospective
applicants should contact

Special Opportunity for Archival Research (S.O.A.R.)
NEH Interpretive Research Program, Room 318
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20506
telephone 202/606-8210

Inquiries about the program may be directed through e-mail
E-mail messages should list "Archival Research" in the subject

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 11, 1993.
Thereafter, proposals will be accepted for review at bi-monthly
deadlines, subject to availability of funds.