Preliminary Applications due Nov 15, 2021 | Apply online at meap.smapply.io
- New Call for Funding 2021 - 2022
- Call for Applications available in Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili
- Check out all Applicant Resources
- All MEAP applications must be submitted through our online application portal
MEAP has a two stage application process. All applications are required to submit a Preliminary Application through the MEAP application system. Select applicants will then be invited to complete a Detailed Application.
- PRELIMINARY APPLICATIONS | Due Monday, November 15, 2021 (11:59 pm Pacific Time)
- PRELIMINARY ROUND DECISIONS COMMUNICATED | December 2021
- DETAILED APPLICATIONS | Due Monday, February 14, 2022 (11:59 pm Pacific Time)
- REFEREE REPORTS | Due Monday, February 28, 2022 (Detailed Application Only)
Application Templates offer details on how to complete MEAP Applications. We recommend that you use these templates to plan your application materials ahead of submission. The template includes instructions for working with the online application system and best practices for MEAP projects.
Includes all application questions and tips for successfully completing the application. Use this as a guide for submitting your Preliminary Application.
Includes all application questions. Only invited applicants can submit a Detailed Application.
- All MEAP applications must be submitted through our online application portal.
- All MEAP applications must be submitted in English.
- Review the MEAP Program Guidelines before submitting an application. Guidelines include details about eligible and ineligible expenses as well as the requirements and expectations of MEAP subaward projects.
- Confirm eligibility before submitting an MEAP application.
Proposals will be evaluated by an international panel of scholars based on the following criteria.
- Urgency of the project, as reflected by the vulnerability of the materials due to environmental conditions, political uncertainty, inherently unsustainable media, inappropriate storage, and/or communal and social change.
- Scholarly significance and uniqueness of the materials proposed for digitization.
- Viability of online publication based on signed rights statements, ethical rights analysis, and articulated commitment to the program’s Open Access policy.
- Project feasibility according to timeframe and resources requested, including physical space and personnel to conduct the activities proposed.
- Expertise and experience of the applicants and project team.
- Commitment and planning within the proposed project to create metadata in English and the language of the culture in which the materials were created.
- Explore current projects and available collections at meap.library.ucla.edu.
- Explore FAQs for MEAP Applicants.
- Explore FAQs for MEAP Grantees.
- View slides from past Informational Webinar for Applicants (October 2020).
- Explore available Resources and Documentation.
- Email email@example.com with questions.