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Call for Applications 2022-2023

MEAP invites applications for its fifth cohort of projects designed to preserve, document, and digitize collections at-risk from environmental conditions, political uncertainty, inherently unsustainable media, inappropriate storage, or communal and social change. Funding is now available for Planning Grants to survey or inventory archival collections and for Project Grants to digitize and publish existing collections.

All applications must be submitted through the online MEAP application system available at and must be submitted in English.

The 2022-23 Call for Application is available in Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili.

Available Grants

MEAP offers two grants during this funding round: Planning Grants and Project Grants. All digital objects created through MEAP projects will be published online by the UCLA Library. Project teams are responsible for securing necessary permissions for open access publication during the application process. Planning Grant projects may build in time to explore rights related questions.

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    Planning Grants

    For evaluating or surveying collections for digitization and/or curation.

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    Project Grants

    For digitizing archival content or curating already-digital assets.


  • Applications open September 12, 2022
  • Preliminary Applications due November 14, 2022
  • Detailed Application Webinar (for invited applicants) January 19, 2023
  • Detailed Applications (for invited applicants) due February 13, 2023

Interested in Applying?

MEAP will support projects to organize, collect, convert and describe archival material or existing digital assets. Materials must fit within the following scope.

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    Project Eligibility

    Not sure if your project is eligible? Check out project eligibility information here.

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    How to Apply

    Interested in applying for a grant? Read more for information about our application process and evaluation criteria.

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    Program Guidelines

    These guidelines define the scope and eligibility requirements for the MEAP grant program.

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    Evaluation Criteria

    Applications will be evaluated by an international panel of scholars using this criteria.

Ready to Apply?

Before applying, make sure that you have reviewed the MEAP Program Guidelines and that you have confirmed your project's eligibility. When you are ready to apply, you can begin your application on our online application portal. All applications must be submitted in English.
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