Draft Deadline Extended: NHPRC-Mellon Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives

R. Darrell Meadows's picture
May 1, 2019
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Native American History / Studies



The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are pleased to invite implementation grant proposals for Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives.

Working together, the Cooperatives will develop technical and human infrastructures to support the digital publication of documentary and scholarly editions and to provide for their long-term preservation, discovery, and use. This initiative responds to the urgent need of scholars and documentary editors for reliable, sustainable, authoritative, and field-driven outlets for publication and discovery of digital editions. At the same time, the Cooperatives will work together to create and sustain one or more federated systems for publishing and sustaining digital editions.

Several implementation grants of up to $1 million, for up to three years, are expected to be awarded, for a total of up to $3 million. Implementation grants will be awarded in December 2019, with a start date of no later than January 1, 2020. 

A full description of the program, including submission guidelines and instructions, is available at: www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/depc.

Got questions? Contact Darrell Meadows, NHPRC Director for Publishing at darrell.meadows@nara.gov, or by phone at (202) 357-5321.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

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Deadline for Draft Submissions EXTENDED through March 15, 2019!
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Darrell Meadows, NHPRC Director for Publishing and coordinator for the initiative, who can offer advice about preparing the proposal, including review of draft proposals. He can be reached at 202-357-5321, or by email at darrell.meadows@nara.gov. Although draft proposals are not required, potential applicants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this preliminary review.

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a statutory body affiliated with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), supports a wide range of activities to preserve, publish, and encourage the use of documentary sources, created in every medium ranging from quill pen to computer, relating to the history of the United States.

Contact Info: 

R. Darrell Meadows, Ph.D.

Director for Publishing
National Historical Publications and Records Commission
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 114
Washington, DC 20408
P: 202.357.5321
F: 202.357.5914
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