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Two ASTC members earn grants from National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities

Two ASTC member institutions have received grants from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). They are among 213 projects supported by $32.8 million in grants and fellowships from this independent federal agency established in 1965.

Although NEH generally supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities, science-based cultural organizations are also eligible to receive grants for relevant projects, especially through its Public Programs and Preservation & Access divisions. NEH encourages first-time applicants to connect with a program officer to discuss which grant programs might be the best fit for your institution or project.

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery (Dayton Society of Natural History), Dayton, Ohio

“From Salvage to SunWatch, Increasing Accessibility to Humanities Collections, Activities, and Research”
Interior and exterior facility renovations that would promote the safety of visitors, preservation of collections items, and access to the SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park.

Grand Rapids Public Museum

Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids, Michigan

“River of Time: A Game for Community Engagement”
Prototyping of a web-based, mobile game that explores the history of the Grand River.

NEH announced 21 Awards for Faculty, 13 Digital Humanities Advancement Grants, 17 Digital Projects for the Public Grants, 71 Fellowships, 3 Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan (joint with Japan–United States Friendship Commission), 21 Humanities Initiatives Grants, 30 Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants, 8 NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions (joint with the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council), 9 NEH Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication (joint with Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), 6 Preservation and Access Research and Development Grants, and 11 Preservation Education and Training Grants.

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