This Digitization Project Isn't Going to Pay for Itself -- Grant Writing for Digitization and Preservation Projects

via @pasukaru76 on Flickr One of the most common questions I get from METRO members is "where can we apply for grant money for our ___________ project?" We all know the heavy-hitters in the funding ecosystem, but knowing where to go for money is just the first hurdle to turning a project from idea to reality.

That's why each year METRO hosts a "Grant Writing for Digitization and Preservation Projects" workshop.

The full-day workshop focuses on preparing and writing grants for digitization and/or preservation projects. Since most digitization and preservation grants are funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the session is based upon those particular granting entities' requirements. Tom Clareson will discuss matching your institution's project with the appropriate funding agency and preparing to write a proposal. Developing proposals for state, local and foundation funding sources will also be addressed. The majority of the day will be spent covering the elements of a grant proposal and practicing writing and reviewing those elements.

By the end of this program, participants will:
• Understand how to establish a grants program
• Plan the grant proposal process including proposal writing, grant review, and grant management
• Develop the elements of a grant proposal
• Match projects to funding sources

Please join us on December 16 for this important workshop. Additional information and registration details are available here: http://bit.ly/cd9ZHB.

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