We offer three levels of support for projects to organize, collect, convert and describe archival material or existing digital assets. All digital objects created through MEAP projects will be published online by the UCLA Library.
Planning Grants can be used to evaluate or survey collections for digitization and/or curation. Successful projects create survey reports or item level inventories that document collections and prepare them for digitization. These grants are funded for up to $15,000 and for up to one year of work.
Project Grants can be used to digitize archival content or curate already-digital assets. Grant funded projects should address the full lifecycle of digitization, including imaging, content description (metadata creation) and digital asset delivery. These grants are funded for up to $50,000 and for up to two years of work.
Projects should be well organized before digitization begins. If you require substantial time to evaluate and survey the archival material, you should consider applying for a planning grant.
Emergency Grants are available outside the regular funding cycle. You must be invited to apply for an emergency grant. To inquire, email firstname.lastname@example.org with information about the endangered collection and why there is an urgent need for digitization.
Now Closed. MEAP will offer a new round of grants opening in September 2023.
Explore the 2022-23 Call for Applications in Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili. Funding available for Planning Grants and Project Grants designed to preserve, document, and digitize collections at-risk of loss or deterioration.
For evaluating or surveying collections for digitization and/or curation.
For digitizing archival content or curating already-digital assets.
Emergency Grants are available outside the regular funding cycle.
Applications must be invited.