NEH’s Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are integral to preserving millions of books, manuscripts, images, artifacts and records. The grant is awarded to libraries, archives, museums and historical organizations across the country that plan to offer national or regional education and training programs for other institutions (and for the employees of those institutions). Grants are designed to help the grantee institutions offer training to improve conservation and preservation practices. The deadline for applications for the 2015 calendar year is May 1st, 2014. For more information, and to view sample applications, please visit the grant program’s home page.
In the past, grants have supported a broad scope of projects. For example, NEH awarded a grant to the Amigos Library Services Imaging and Preservation Field Service in Dallas, TX. The field service’s award program enabled it to provide information, disaster preparedness and recovery assistance, training and site survey consultations to libraries across the Southwest. UCLA received funding to support internships in archaeological and ethnographic conservation. This program funds stipends for seven UCLA/Getty Master’s Program graduate students to complete summer and third-year internships in archaeological and ethnographic conservation. Their work could involve working with ethnographic objects, including rock art, wall paintings and mosaics found both in collections and on site.