Core Promoting Preservation Interest Group

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Purpose: Advocates for preservation of cultural heritage materials among librarians and non-librarians by offering educational opportunities and supporting outreach efforts both inside and outside of institutional library contexts. To promote understanding of preservation principles and objectives, development of preservation skill sets, and cultivation of potential preservation funding sources.

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This interest group is part of Core's Metadata and Collections Section.

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NEH Preservation & Access Education & Training Grant: Applications Due May 16, 2023

  • 1.  NEH Preservation & Access Education & Training Grant: Applications Due May 16, 2023

    Posted Feb 16, 2023 10:19 AM

    NEH Application Available for Preservation & Access Education & Training Grant!

    Application Deadline: May 16, 2023

    Optional Draft Due: April 17, 2023

    Maximum Funding: $350,000

    Funding for Applicants Offering:

    • Field services, networks, or consortia that offer training and educational resources and services to professionals
    • Continuing education opportunities that provide professionals with extended or specialized training in new or current preservation and access topics
    • Student and early career programs focused on building skills in preservation and access for cultural heritage collections. Programs may occur at either academic or non-academic institutions, and programs must be for individuals preparing to pursue, attending, or recently graduating from master's programs. Such master's programs include, but are not limited to, art conservation, library and information science, archival administration, and museum studies.

    Applicants may propose activities that include but are not limited to: educational programs, series, and sessions; educational services and resources; residencies, apprenticeships, internships, and mentorships

    NEH encourages but does not require applications to: include Native American organizations, minority serving institutions, and community-based organizations as lead applicants and project partners

    More information:

    Pre-recorded informational webinar available by Feb. 24: here

    Questions? Send an email to or call 202-606-8570. Program Officers are available to discuss your project ideas and/or offer comments on a draft application narrative.

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    Sean Ferguson