Monday, November 22, 2010

"Grant Writing for Digitization and Preservation Projects" at METRO Dec 16! (New York, NY)

Digitization is becoming an increasingly vital part of collection management and preservation. However, we also know that funding is often the first (and most difficult) challenge facing most digitization and preservation projects. In an upcoming one-day workshop at METRO, international consultant Thomas F. R. Clareson will discuss grant-funded opportunities and the entire grant proposal process.

Mr. Clareson will go over how to match your project with the appropriate funding agency and preparing to write a proposal. Since most digitization and preservation grants are funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the session is based upon those particular granting entities’ requirements. Developing proposals for state, local and foundation funding sources will also be addressed. The majority of the day will be spent covering the elements of an effective grant proposal, with practice writing and reviewing those elements. Sign up now and get a successful head start on your next grant-funded project.

Grant Writing for Digitization and Preservation Projects” will take place on Thursday, December 16, 2010 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at METRO: 57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003.

Registration fees: $150 members; $125 myMETRO; $175 non-members

To register or to learn more, please visit

Please contact Laura Forshay at, 212.228.2320 x10 with any questions.