NOTE: The 2012 PTT Grants closed at 11:59:59PM October 17, 2011.

2012 Preservation Technology and Training Grants

2012 Preservation Technology and Training Grants

Since 1994, NCPTT has funded science and technology projects in historic preservation from Sentricon termite baiting to disaster management tools such as dPlan. The 2012 Preservation Technology and Training Grants Call for Proposals has been released and we are eagerly anticipating your innovative proposal.

The Call for Proposals outlines how our grants program works in detail. Briefly, we are looking for proposals which develop new technologies or adapt existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. The deadline to submit a proposal is October 17, 2011.

We DO NOT FUND “bricks and mortar” projects or documentation projects.

Proposals may include, but aren’t limited to:

  • laboratory or field research that explores or assesses novel or adaptive methods;
  • training activities, including workshops, and course or curriculum development that promote the use of new or adaptive technologies;
  • documentation using new methods;
  • manuscript or website development that disseminates innovative preservation technologies; and
  • Proposals should seek to develop new technologies or adapt existing technologies to preserve cultural resources, or
  • meetings that convene experts to discuss the use of technologies to address preservation problems.

If you’re uncertain whether your idea fits our program or not, please submit a pre-proposal outlining your project before October 1, 2011, and a member of our staff will give you feedback. You should also read “Six ways of improving your chances of getting an NCPTT grant.”

We look forward to working with preservation innovators like you.

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2 Responses to NCPTT Seeks Grant Proposals from Preservation Innovators

  1. Misty Cook says:

    What do you consider “bricks and mortar” projects?

    • “Bricks and mortar” projects include those which rehabilitate, restore, or repair historic buildings, collections, or other resources. We do not fund these types of projects.

      Our grants program seeks proposals which develop new technologies or adapt existing technologies for the preservation of cultural resources.

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