NEH Calls for Comments on Digital Projects for the Public Grant Program Guidelines
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will launch a new Digital Projects for the Public grant program in fiscal year 2014 and seeks public comment on its proposed guidelines.
The new program will fund humanities projects using digital formats such as websites, mobile applications, games, social media, and virtual environments to reach the public and foster lifelong learning. The new grant category is designed to provide an opportunity for NEH to encourage the integration of new digital technologies in traditional humanities spaces (such as museums and historic sites) as well as to foster the development of innovative, stand-alone digital projects with rich humanities content.
NEH seeks comments to help the agency assess how well these guidelines for a new funding opportunity accomplish the following goals:
• encourage the integration of new digital technologies in traditional humanities spaces;
• foster the development of innovative digital projects with rich humanities content;
• demonstrate that digital tools can be creatively employed to deepen and enhance learning in the humanities;
• support educators and humanities organizations that are increasingly employing digital platforms to bring the humanities to life for the American public.
The comment period will end on December 10, 2012. Please send comments to email@example.com. Final guidelines will be posted no later than April 15, 2013.
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