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Social Science, Arts and Humanities

Digital Projects for the Public

The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments. The projects must be designed to attract broad public audiences. All Digital Projects for the Public projects should present analysis that deepens public understanding of significant humanities ideas;  incorporate sound humanities scholarship; involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production; include appropriate digital media professionals; reach a broad public through a realistic plan for development, marketing, and distribution;create appealing digital formats for the general public; and demonstrate the capacity to sustain themselves. All projects should demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general, nonspecialist audience, either online or in person at venues such as museums, libraries, or other cultural institutions. Applicants may also choose to identify particular communities and groups, including students, to whom a project may have particular appeal.

Application Due : June 06, 2018

Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants

The Preservation and Access Education and Training program supports the development of knowledge and skills among professionals responsible for preserving and establishing access to humanities collections. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic records, and digital objects. The challenge of preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is enormous, and the need for knowledgeable staff is significant and ongoing. Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are awarded to organizations that offer national or regional education and training programs that reach audiences in more than one state. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. 

Application Due : May 01, 2018

Research and Development

The Research and Development program supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation’s cultural heritage—from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets subject to technological obsolescence—and to develop advanced modes of organizing, searching, discovering, and using such materials. This program recognizes that finding solutions to complex problems often requires forming interdisciplinary project teams, bringing together participants with expertise in the humanities; in preservation; and in information, computer, and natural science. All projects must demonstrate how advances in preservation and access would benefit the cultural heritage community in supporting humanities research, teaching, or public programming.

Application Due : June 07, 2018

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this program, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. This program is offered twice per year. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Through a special partnership with NEH, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) anticipates providing additional funding to this program to encourage innovative collaborations between museum or library professionals and humanities professionals to advance preservation of, access to, use of, and engagement with digital collections and services.

Application Due : June 05, 2018

Department of Justice

Analysis of Publicly Available Court Data (APACD)

Analysis of Publicly Available Court Data (APACD) is a developmental effort to evaluate the availability, quality, and representativeness of publicly available court data in the U.S., determine any gaps in publicly available data and suitable alternative sources of data, and propose a nationally representative sampling plan to collect court data to support the production of national estimates of court activity. Because this work is developmental, applicants should consider assessing data availability for all levels of courts (e.g., municipal or limited jurisdiction courts, general jurisdiction courts, single-tiered courts, and appellate courts), as well as the collection of criminal misdemeanor and felony court data and all civil court data. This solicitation specifically excludes the collection of juvenile court data, and leaves the decision to collect some or all family court data to the applicant.

Application Due : Jun 12, 2018

NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation on Prevention and Mitigation of Domestic Pathways to Terrorism

The Domestic Radicalization and Terrorism program strives to better understand the primary drivers of radicalization and what can be done to prevent or intervene during the radicalization process through programmatic efforts. In FY2018, NIJ will emphasize an interest in evaluations of new and existing demonstration programs to prevent terrorism (by way of de-radicalization and disengagement). NIJ will encourage applicants to submit projects which conduct comparative and multi-site programmatic evaluations, help the field better understand risk factors and develop risk assessment tools.

Application Due : May 21, 2018

NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding for multidisciplinary research projects addressing four topics: impact of fatigue and stress on officer performance; impact of occupational prestige and job satisfaction on officer stress resilience; enhancing strategies for officer interaction with mentally ill individuals; and reducing traffic-related officer fatalities and injuries through technology enhancement and policy.

Application Due : May 14, 2018