The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is pleased to announce its 2022 program of Grants to Archives, a program supported by benefactors of the AIP Niels Bohr Library & Archives to help support significant work to make accessible records, papers, and other primary sources that document the history of modern physics and allied fields (such as astronomy, geophysics, and optics).
The purpose of this program is to assist and encourage archives to undertake significant projects to preserve, process, inventory, arrange, describe, or catalog collections in the history of modern physics and allied fields such as astronomy, geophysics, optics, and acoustics. The aim is to further historical understanding of science and the science community.
- The maximum grant amount is $10,000 USD.
Grant funds can only be used to cover direct expenses connected with preserving, inventorying, arranging, describing, or cataloging appropriate collections. Expenses may include archival storage materials and staff salary/benefits but not overhead or other indirect costs. Preference will be given to medium size or larger projects for which the grant will be matched by the parent organization or other sources.
Eligibility is limited to archival projects in the history of modern physics and allied fields. All archival repositories in the U.S. and abroad may apply, including archives at universities, corporations, historical societies, government laboratories, etc. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Work not covered by this program includes oral histories, book cataloging, and projects focusing on preservation of scientific data. Preservation microfilming and preservation reformatting of original audio-visual sources are eligible.
For more information, visit https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/grants-archives