NEH Archival Research in Newly Democratized Countries Special Opportunity Grants

AGENCY: National Endowment for the Humanities

PROGRAM: NEH has undertaken an initiative to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the birth of democracy and to celebrate the spread of democratic institutions in our own time. The endowment is especially interested in projects reflecting emerging opportunities for research in recently opened archives in newly democratized countries, such as the former Warsaw Pact countries of Eastern Europe or the republics of the former Soviet Union. Projects may address topics in any field of the humanities. Applications will be reviewed on the basis of the significance of the project for the humanities and the importance of the proposed archival research to the completion of that project. The proposed grant period must be three or more weeks in duration. Applicants should submit a narrative description of the project (not to exceed five single-spaced pages) outlining the methodology and workplan of the proposed archival project, explaining the importance of the archival collection(s) to be visited and the research materials to be consulted, and demonstrating the impact and significance of the project for the humanities in general. Applicants should also indicate how access to the research collection(s) will be secured.

QUALIFICATIONS: A complete application consists of the project narrative, a copy of the applicant's resume (together with resumes of collaborators, if applicable), and a one-page itemized budget, providing an estimate of the total costs of the proposed research. Applicants should submit seven copies of the completed application.

MONETARY SUPPORT: Total request cannot exceed a maximum of $20,000, including maximum of $2800 for travel support, maximum living expenses of $1250 per month, and research expenses (including duplication of materials).

DEADLINES: 05/11/94


          National Endowment for the Humanities
          Interpretive Research Program
          Division of Research Programs
          1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW , Room 318
          Washington, DC  20506