Endangered Archives

Research Grants

The Endangered Archives Programme offers a number of grants every year to individual researchers world-wide to locate vulnerable archival collections, to arrange their transfer wherever possible to a suitable local archival home, and to deliver digital copies into the international research domain via the British Library.

NB The specific focus of this Programme is upon archives relating to the pre-industrial stages of a society's development, whether in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, or even Europe.

These grants will be the primary means by which Arcadia will contribute to the urgent task of identifying, preserving and making accessible such archival collections before they are lost to international scholarship forever.

How to Apply

The 2014 call for applications is now closed and the Programme is not accepting any further applications in this current funding round. The next call for applications will be in September 2015, with a deadline at the beginning of November for the submission of preliminary applications.

The deadline for submission of preliminary applications is 7 November 2014.

After assessment of the preliminary applications has taken place, only those subsequently invited to do so may submit a detailed application.

The deadline for submission of detailed applications is 27 February 2015.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the end of May 2015.

All the application documentation can be found here.

Applicants must read carefully the Guidelines for Applicants (PDF format 120KB) and Award Conditions (PDF format 110KB) and refer to these documents for details on how to submit an application.