Local Organizers' Panel: "Funding of Humanities Computing Projects: Grant-Making Programs of U.S. Government Agencies"

Joyce Ray
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Mike Sokal
National Science Foundation

Helen Aguera
Barbara Paulson
National Endowment for the Humanities

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), The National Science Foundation (NSF), and The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are independent U.S. government agencies that promote the sciences and the humanities, and strengthen libraries and museums through various funding opportunities. Projects to conduct research and educational and public programs are supported in several of the agencies' programs, sometimes in partnership agreements. Grants are awarded for the preparation of digital libraries and archives and their application to educational settings. Awards are also made for the development of standards or best practices and the creation of electronic resources that facilitate access to information nationally and internationally. Of special interest are programs that foster partnerships among institutions and disciplines.

Representatives from these agencies will discuss the programs, goals, and priorities of their agencies in support of humanities computing projects. They will outline some of the most common mistakes made in applying for federal support for humanities computing projects and what information should be included in an application for federal funding.