Historical Archives Program (HAP)

Funds for Historical Archives Program grants have been expended for 2015, and the foundation is no longer accepting applications for the remainder of the year.  

Individuals interested in applying for funding under the Historical Archives Program in 2016 are asked to submit Preliminary Inquiries starting in December 2015. 

Can I apply for funds to organize my collection now, but not archive it right away?

No. All materials being prepared for archival deposit with HAP funding must be deposited with the intended repository by the project end date, as stipulated in the HAP grant agreement.

I'm not a "senior scholar," but have materials I would like to archive. Can I apply to the HAP?

Unfortunately, no.  The Historical Archives Program has limited resources and must restrict its funding to preserving those research materials that are most at-risk: namely, personal research collections at the end of the researcher's career.

Does the Historical Archives Program fund cultural documentation?

No. The Historical Archives Program is meant to encourage the preservation of materials of value for discipline history, which means the materials in question must have served as the basis for deeper anthropological inquiry that would only become evident over the course of a researcher's academic career. The Historical Archives Program therefore limits support to assisting senior scholars (or their heirs) with the expense of preparing personal research materials for archival deposit.