We are happy to announce a call for proposals for the second round of funding for The Email Archives: Building Capacity and Community (EA:BCC) program. The EA:BCC is led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this program invites proposals that foster the ability of archives, libraries, and museums to preserve email records.
Here are a few important facts about the program:
- The EA:BCC is generously sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- The second round of proposals is due June 30th.
- Projects may begin as early as January 1, 2022.
- All projects must be completed by December 30, 2023.
- Proposed projects must support the regrant program’s overall goals while seeking to build the email archiving community.
- Funding Ideas
- Low Barrier Email Archiving – Develop or refer to use-cases from “A Specification for Using PDF to package and represent email“.
- Tools to harvest linked content – Integrate a web archiving tool to capture linked content
- Projects focusing on local government emails and non-governmental organizations
- Community email archiving – Partnerships between archives and community groups, or those leading social change, to capture email archives and develop a framework for ethical practice in email archiving.
- Any other ideas you might bring to the table!
- Collaborative partnerships and projects are particularly encouraged.
- A peer advisory board will vet proposals.
- Funding needs of $25,000 to $100,000 USD are eligible for support.
- Pre-submission feedback is available!
We will be hosting a webinar on April 26, 2021, from 2:00 – 3:00 (CT)–at which point we will also announce and honor the five institutions that have been awarded grants in the first round. We will also provide more details about the program and how to apply! You can register for the upcoming webinar at this link, https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/870576938.