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Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
11/19/21 11:59 PM Eastern
Grants to USA, territories, and Canada nonprofit, independent, academic, and community-based organizations for the creation of digital representations of unique historical and cultural materials. An initial application must be submitted prior to the final application. Funding is intended for digitization projects of content that increases public understanding of the histories of people of color and other communities and populations whose work, experiences, and perspectives have been insufficiently recognized or unattended.
These often “hidden” histories include, but are not limited to, those of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other People of Color; Women; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-binary, and other Genderqueer people and communities; Immigrants; Displaced populations; Blind, Deaf, and Disabled people and communities; and Colonized, Disenfranchised, Enslaved, and Incarcerated people.
The program coheres around five Core Values:
The program fuels the creation and dissemination of digitized special collections and archives as a public good.
The program supports digitization projects that will thoughtfully capture and share the untapped stories of people, communities, and populations who are underrepresented in digital collections in ways that contribute to a more complete understanding of human history.
The program prioritizes projects that foreground meaningful engagement with the underserved communities whose stories the source materials tell, and that build inclusive teams across institutional and geographic boundaries.
The program promotes forward-thinking strategies ensuring the long-term availability, discoverability, and interconnectedness of digitized content.
The program advocates for approaches to access, description, and outreach that make digitized content as widely available and useful as possible within legal and ethical constraints, centering digital inclusion and respect for materials’ local contexts.
This program supports the digitization of rare and unique historical and cultural materials in a variety of formats and the creation and promotion of online access to those materials. Any expenditures of program funds must be directly related to these purposes.
Materials nominated for digitization through this program must be owned and held by an eligible organization prepared to abide by the program’s award terms.
Materials that are in the public domain in analog form must continue to be in the public domain once they have been digitized. CLIR strongly encourages grant recipients to share digitized collections as public domain resources or with Creative Commons licenses, as appropriate.
GrantWatch ID#: 195724
- U.S. organizations and U.S.-led partnerships may request any amount between USD $50,000 and USD $350,000.
- Canadian organizations and Canada-led partnerships may request any amount between CAD $50,000 and CAD $350,000.
- Funded projects may last 12, 24, or 36 months.
- Projects must begin on May 1 or June 1, 2022.
- Projects must be completed by May 31, 2025.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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