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Description of Modification
Information provided to applicants about System for Award Management (SAM). SAM replaced CCR.
Modification to Previous
Funding Opportunity Number:
Dec 05, 2011
Aug 03, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Oct 04, 2012
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Oct 04, 2012
Nov 03, 2012
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
National Historical Publications and Records Grants
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
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:
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. If you do not have a DUNS number, you can request a DUNS number for free by visiting D&B at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. Details on SAM registration can be found at http://sam.gov. Please refer to the ‘User Guides’ section and click on the Grants Registrations PDF. Ineligible applications will not be considered.
National Archives and Records Administration
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish historical records of national significance. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American life or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project.Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, editing, and publishing documentary source materials. Because of the focus on documentary sources, grants do not support preparation of critical editions of published works unless such works are just a small portion of the larger project.All applicants should be aware that the application process is highly competitive. A top priority of the Commission is to support projects with plans to provide free online access to the editions they are preparing.A publishing project that has received NHPRC support can apply for a grant for a new or subsequent stage of that project. Such projects may plan editions on print, microfilm, or other media. In any case, they must present plans for online publication of their editions, including methods of providing free access. These plans need not include provision for the retrospective conversion of material already published. Applicants that have received NHPRC grants in the past must demonstrate that their ongoing projects have successfully achieved the performance objectives associated with previous NHPRC awards. Proposals must be substantially updated, including a description of the new activities, progress towards preparing online editions, and a justification of the new budget. Applicants not previously funded may apply for a grant to begin a historical documents publishing project. These applications are considered with other proposals. Although they may publish in other media, the initial focus of these projects must be on the preparation of online editions.The NHPRC does not fund proposals to purchase historical records; nor does it fund proposals to publish the papers of anyone who has been deceased for fewer than ten years. For a comprehensive list of Commission's limitations on funding, please see What We Do and Do Not Fund.Applicants may apply for funding for up to three years, but should be aware that the Commission normally awards grants on an annual basis; subsequent funding is conditioned on project’s previous years' performance. Award amounts ordinarily range from $20,000 to $250,000 annually. Depending on the availability of funding, the Commission expects to make as many as 30 grants in this category, for a total of up to $2,500,000.In accordance with Federal regulations, the Commission reserves, for Federal Government purposes, a royalty-free, non-exclusive, and irrevocable license to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use the work and authorize others to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use the work that results from each grant.The Commission requires that grant recipients acknowledge NHPRC grant assistance in all publications and other products that result from its support.
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