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, normally located in countries where resources and opportunities to preserve such material are limited.

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 next call for applications will be in September 2015, with a deadline at the beginning of November for the submission of preliminary applications. Please ensure you use the most recent application forms which will be available online. These will have changed from last year.

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.