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Grant to a USA Nonprofit, IHE, Agency, or Tribe for Professional Development in the Field of Historical Editing

Institutes for Historical Editing Grant

GrantWatch ID# 205152
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
National Archives - National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
CFDA Number: 89.003
Funding or PIN Number: EDITING-202212
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Important Dates
Deadline: 12/08/22

Grant Description
Grant to a USA nonprofit organization, institution of higher education, government agency, or tribe for professional development in the field of historical editing. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. The purpose of the program is to enhance diversity and training within the field.

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to advance inclusive participation, training, education, dialog, and collaborative exchange amongst a diverse and growing community of academic and non-academic practitioners in the editing and publishing of historical records, including the related practices of digital scholarly editing, digital ethnic studies, digital history, and digital humanities.

Applicants in this funding category must adhere to the following goals and objectives:

  • Core Values: Project plans (including staffing model and planned activities) must demonstrate a commitment to fostering an inclusive, respectful, and welcoming environment, and upholding core values of collaboration, experimentation, co-creation, innovation, creativity, and diversity in all forms—practitioner, profession, practice, perspective, and method.
  • Technical and Institutional Infrastructure: Must be committed to creating and sustaining an open and accessible online platform that can serve multiple purposes, including but not limited to hosting pertinent educational content, courses, discussions, and other resources and information.
  • Staffing Model and Programming: Plans must include an appropriate staffing model suited to organizing and hosting a suite of regular programming that advances diverse practitioner community conversations, and provides networking opportunities, workshops, and other professional development activities.
  • Promotion and Outreach: Promotional plans and outreach activities must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to engaging, listening to, and supporting a diverse and inclusive community of academic and non-academic practitioners. 
  • Collaboration: Plans must include a diverse and collaborative team of core faculty and staff (including but not limited to scholar-editors, digital archivists, digital scholars, and/or data curators, as well as communications and technical support staff, as appropriate) who are knowledgeable in the practices and workflows associated with collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, transcribing, contextualizing, annotating, editing, encoding, and publishing historical records and other documentary source materials. 

Collaborative teams that include racially and ethnically diverse faculty and staff in key positions, and that include editorial, archival, and technical staff at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges, and/or other Indigenous and Native American tribal scholars and community members, and members of the Asian American community are strongly encouraged. Applicants are likewise encouraged to seek the input of community members as well as undergraduate and graduate students who may contribute to (and benefit from) participation in all phases of the project.


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • 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
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
- U.S. nonprofit organizations or institutions
- U.S. colleges, universities, and other academic institutions
- State or local government agencies
- Federally-recognized or -acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups

This program does not support requests from individuals for their own training, education, or professional advancement. Such requests will be ineligible.

Pre-Application Information
- Draft (optional): October 1, 2022
- Final Deadline: December 8, 2022

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit draft materials prior to making a formal application. Draft materials may be submitted anytime up to October 1, 2022, should include a project narrative and budget, and may be sent via email to Darrell Meadows at the email address listed below.

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 Unique Entity ID (UEI) in their application. To register or request a UEI, go to

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Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Grants are for up to $150,000 per year. The Commission expects to make one grant in this category for a total of up to $450,000.

Term of Contract
A grant is for one to three years

Contact Information
Before beginning the process, applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Acting Deputy Executive Director and Director for Publishing, Darrell Meadows (, 202-357-5321)

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