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 Programme is now accepting grant applications for the next funding round. All applicants must initially submit a preliminary application form.

The deadline for submission of preliminary application forms is 6 November 2015.

After assessment of the preliminary applications has taken place, only those subsequently invited may submit a detailed application. Invitations to submit a detailed application will be sent by the end of December 2015.

The deadline for submission of detailed application forms is 26 February 2016.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the end of May 2016.

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.