Applicant Resources

Explore available grants and resources for completing an application.

MEAP supports projects to preserve, document and digitize collections at risk from environmental conditions, political uncertainty, unsustainable media, inappropriate storage or communal and social change.

Available Grants

MEAP offers 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.

How to Apply

Current Call for Applications is now closed.

Application Process

MEAP has a two-stage application process. All applicants are required to submit a preliminary application, and select applicants will be invited to complete a detailed application. We recommend that you use these templates, which include instructions for working with the online application system and best practices for MEAP projects, to plan your application materials ahead of submission.

Project Planning Guides

These guides provide detailed information for project planning, including recommended hardware and software and best practices to meet MEAP standards.

For Planning Grants

These guides provide detailed information for planning grant projects.


The Grant of Permission Form is required for all Project Grant applications. The Archival Partner Form is required for all Project Grants and Planning Grants where the content is located at an institution other than the Host Institution or will be deposited at an institution other than the Host Institution. The Host Agreement Form is required for all applicants at the Detailed Stage.
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    Copyright Permission Agreement

    Copyright Permission Agreements are required for all Project Grants. Project teams are responsible for identifying the creator and copyright owner of all collection materials.

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    Archival Partner Form

    The Archival Partner Form is used to confirm collaboration between the project team and the archival owners. The form should be signed by the current collection holders.

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    Host Commitment Form

    The Host Commitment Form is required for all projects and should be used to confirm institutional agreement to serve as a Host Institution.

More Information


  • Applications open September 12, 2022
  • Applicant Webinar Thursday, October 13, 2022
  • Preliminary Applications due November 14, 2022
  • Detailed Application Webinar January 17, 2023
  • Detailed Applications (for invited applicants) due February 13, 2023
  • Referee Reports due February 27, 2023

Apply Online

MEAP call for applications is now closed. Applicants can access their open applications online.
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