Modern Endangered Archives Program

2020-2021 Call for Applications Now Open

Covid-19 has not stopped the need to preserve at-risk cultural heritage. In fact, the pandemic has revealed the urgency of this work. As researchers, students, and teachers remain at home, access to digital primary sources is in high demand. The Modern Endangered Archives Program (MEAP) supports projects around the world to document and digitize these endangered archival materials.

MEAP is committed to making funding available for a new cohort of projects even as archives, libraries and universities are closed. The 2020-2021 Application is now open. Join us in the essential work of ensuring access to cultural heritage and communal memory.

The Grants
MEAP seeks to fund projects designed to document and preserve through digitization collections at risk from environmental conditions, political uncertainty, inherently unsustainable media, inappropriate storage, or communal and social change. The focus is on collections from the 20th and 21st centuries. Collections must be held and digitization work completed outside the U.S. and Europe. See full eligibility requirements on our website.

The Award
MEAP offers two grants: Planning Grants (1 year, up to $15,000) and Project Grants (2 years, up to $50,000).

All applications must be submitted in English through our Survey Monkey Apply system. Application details and Preliminary Application template are available on our website.

Preliminary applications are due on Wednesday, November 9, 2030 (11:59 pm Pacific Time)

Want to learn more?
· Explore our new website! Find out more about current MEAP projects, as well as application details, including eligibility and application guidelines.
· Join our live informational webinar on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (9am Pacific Time). A recording will be available after the session.
· Our 2020-2021 Call for Applications is now available in Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swahili.
· Join the MEAP mailing list for project updates and announcements.

The Modern Endangered Archives Program is funded by Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.