Modern Endangered Archives Program

MEAP invites applications for projects designed to preserve, document, and digitize endangered archival materials. Deadline: 15.11.2021



The Modern Endangered Archives Program (MEAP) funds projects that document, digitize and make accessible endangered archival materials from the 20th and 21st Centuries, including print, photographic, film, audio, ephemeral, and born digital objects. Details available at
MEAP invites applications for projects designed to preserve, document, and digitize collections at risk from environmental conditions, political uncertainty, inherently unsustainable media, inappropriate storage, or communal and social change. All digital objects created through MEAP projects will be published online by the UCLA Library.
Applications open September 10, 2021
Preliminary Applications due November 15, 2021
MEAP has two possible grants available. Both available grants require the submission of a preliminary application through the MEAP application system. Select applicants will then be invited to complete a detailed application. Projects should be well organized before digitization begins. If you require substantial time to evaluate and survey the archival material, you should consider applying for a planning grant. 
PLANNING GRANTS of up to $15,000 to evaluate or survey collections for digitization and/or curation. Planning grant projects can be up to one year in length.
PROJECT GRANTS of up to $50,000 to digitize archival content or curation of already-digital assets. Grant funded projects should address the full lifecycle of digitization, including the imaging as well as content description and digital asset delivery to the UCLA Library. Project grants can be up to two years in length.
Register now for an Informational Webinar for all Applicants | Tuesday, October 19, 2021 (9 am Pacific Time)


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