Modern Endangered Archives Program

Funding Available: New Call for Applications (2021-2022)

Available Grants

We offer two 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 at

PLANNING GRANTS of up to $15,000 to evaluate or survey collections for digitization and/or curation. Planning grant projects can be up to one year in length.

PROJECT GRANTS of up to $50,000 to digitize archival content or curation of already-digital assets. Grant funded projects should address the full lifecycle of digitization, including the imaging as well as content description and digital asset delivery to the UCLA Library. Project grants can be up to two years in length.

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 of up to $10,000 for 6 months of digitizations are available outside the regular funding cycle. Applications must be invited. To inquire, email meap [@] with information about the endangered collection and why there is an urgent need for digitization.

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