AIP Grants to Archives

American Institute of Physics

Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: Aug 18, 2018

Applicant type: Museum/Library/Zoo

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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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.

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. Preservation microfilming and preservation reformatting of original audio-visual sources are eligible.

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  • All archival repositories in the U.S. and abroad may apply, including archives at universities, corporations, historical societies, government laboratories, etc.


  • Preference will be given to medium size or larger projects for which the grant will be matched by the parent organization or other sources.
  • We are specifically interested in increasing the money available to make original sources in our field accessible to researchers.
    • Accordingly, applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain additional funds for the project, either from their parent institution or from outside sources such as local and state funding sources, national foundations, and government agencies.
    • While no specific amount of matching money is required, we will give first priority to applications that include such new funds.


  • Individuals are not eligible to apply.
  • Work not covered by this program includes oral histories, book cataloging, digitization projects, and projects focusing on preservation of scientific data.
  • Expenses may not include equipment (computers, software, etc.) or overhead.

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