Throughout the year, RIO coordinates numerous Limited Campus Competitions. These internal competitions are required because many private foundations and federal government programs only allow a limited number of applicants from invited institutions, like the University of Colorado Boulder. The goal is to identify the strongest projects with the highest likelhood of getting funded. Any interested applicant should review the campus procedures below for limited campus competitions.
To sign up for our limited submission newsletter, or if you are aware of a limited program not listed, please email Ryan Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are currently no active internal competitions.
A call for interest is a simple statement via email from a lead PI indicating interest in applying to specific program. If there are multiple expressions of interest, an internal campus competition may be held with instructions for internal proposals to be sent out at a later time. If you are interested in a program below, please submit an expression of interest by the posted deadline to Ryan Reeves at email@example.com.
National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-Libraries) and National Leadership Grants for Museums (NLG-Museums), under which this special initiative falls, support projects that address challenges faced by the library and museum fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful projects will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.
Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets is part of a special Community Catalyst initiative under the National Leadership Grant programs. For this special initiative, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is interested in supporting projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library, archive, and museum (LAM) fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice.
This joint Libraries and Museums special call for proposals invites projects that will help LAMs and their communities learn together how to build upon the unique abilities of LAMs to achieve positive change. Successful projects will exemplify how LAMs can provide trusted spaces for ongoing community dialog and exploration of the intersections between individual narratives. In addition, successful projects will demonstrate the viability of using and adapting existing approaches gleaned from the collective impact, social well-being, and community development arenas. A range of approaches are currently being employed in these fields that could be helpful as potential applicants consider their proposed projects.
Cost Share Requirement: 1:1 cost share required.
Grant Amount: Up to $150,000
Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: 5:00 pm MST February 22, 2017
IMLS Deadline: April 03, 2017
*If you are interested in applying for this award, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5pm MST on February 22. Please provide the following information in your expression of interest: (1) the lead PI.
Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.
Applicants must draw on the knowledge of consultants whose preservation skills and experience are related to the types of collections and the nature of the activities on which their projects focus. Within the conservation field, for example, conservators usually specialize in the care of specific types of collections, such as objects, paper, or paintings. Applicants should therefore choose a conservator whose specialty is appropriate for the nature of their collections. Similarly, when assessing the preservation needs of library, museum, or archival holdings, applicants must seek a consultant specifically knowledgeable about the preservation of these types of collections.
The program encourages applications from small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant. The program also encourages applications from presidentially designated institutions (Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities), and from Native American tribes with significant humanities collections.
Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: 5:00pm MST March 15, 2017
NEH Deadline: May 3, 2017
Applicants must demonstrate that they:
Limited Submission Guidelines
Only one application for a Preservation Assistance Grant may be submitted annually by an institution, although distinct collecting entities of a larger organization may apply in the same year, such as the library and museum of a university or two historic sites within a historical society.
Award Information and Duration
Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded. All grants are awarded for a period of eighteen months, although a grantee may complete a project in a shorter period of time.