Modern Endangered Archives Program

2023-2024 Call for Applications 

Deadline: Preliminary Applications due to Monday, November 13, 2023 (11:59 pm Pacific Time)

The Modern Endangered Archives Program (MEAP) is a UCLA Library granting program. It funds projects that document, digitize, and make accessible endangered archival materials from the 20th and 21st Centuries. Collections focus on history, society, culture, and politics, with an emphasis on social justice, human rights activism, cultural production, indigenous experiences, and under-documented communities. Materials may include print, photography, film, audio, ephemera, and digital objects. 

  • Increased Grant Amounts for all documentation and digitization awards. Planning Grants can now budget up to $20,000 for organization and inventory work; Project Grants up to $70,000 for digitization and metadata creation.
  • New Grant Opportunity. Regional Grants should be used to create digital collections that include cultural heritage materials from three or more institutions, families, or archival repositories but related to one theme, community or historical event.

MEAP invites applications for its sixth 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.

MEAP funds projects focused on collections from the 20th and 21st centuries. Collections must be held and digitization work completed outside the U.S. and Europe. See full eligibility requirements on the website.

Explore the 2023-24 Call for Applications in ArabicEnglishFarsiFrenchHindiIndonesianMalayPortugueseSpanishSwahili.

Available Awards

MEAP offers three grants this cycle: Planning Grants (1 year, up to $20,000), Project Grants (2 years, up to $70,000) and Regional Grants (2 years, up to $100,000).


All applications must be submitted in English through our Survey Monkey Apply system. Application details and resources are available on our website. The Application portal will open on September 12, 2023.