The JISC and the US’s National Endowment for the Humanities are pleased to announce they will be funding a second round of Transatlantic Digitisation grants.
This pre-announcement is being made so that potential applicants can start developing the necessary partnerships. The call will be issued in mid December, with a closing date of the beginning of March 2009.
Funding is available for projects starting from August 2009 with a project length of 18 months. All projects must be completed by March 2011.
As with before, applications will be sought in the following areas
* New digitisation projects and pilot projects
* Addition of important material to existing digitisation projects
* Development of infrastructure to support US-English digitisation work
The maximum each project will be able to apply for is £200k / $300k, to be split between the projects partners.
JISC and NEH have also been in discussion with other international funding bodies about developing a separate competition to encourage international teams to explore the possibilities of large scale text and data mining overlarge corpora of digitised content. A call for this will be released in the New Year.
Note: JISC has just released a whole raft of funding, for a whopping £10.65, for the Digital Libraries and e-Research fields. The call is on the JISC website.
2 replies on “Phase 2 of JISC-NEH Transatlantic Digitisation – Pre Announcement”
Has the JISC-NEH Transatlantic call gone out yet? The pre-announcement indicated mid December with closing date of March but there seems no trace on the website.
Hi Linda, yes, the call went out and you can find it on the JISC web site at: