Over the past 15 years, NCPTT has funded more than $7 million in projects that advance science and technology in historic preservation. Many of these projects led to breakthroughs like the Sentricon termite baiting system [pdf download] and the “dPlan” online disaster planning tool. The 2011 Preservation Technology Grants call for proposals is now underway, and we’re looking forward to working with the next group of preservation innovators.

A thorough explanation of how our grants program works can be found at our official page on the subject, but here’s a brief outline of what we’re looking for:

Proposals should seek to develop new technologies or adapt existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Projects may include, but are not limited to

  1. laboratory or field research that explores or assesses novel or adaptive methods;
  2. training activities, including workshops, and course or curriculum development that promote the use of new or adaptive technologies;
  3. documentation using new methods;
  4. manuscript or website development that disseminates innovative preservation technologies; and
  5. meetings that convene experts to discuss the use of technologies to address preservation problems.

We DO NOT fund “bricks and mortar” projects or documentation projects using traditional methods.

If you aren’t sure if your idea fits our program, you can submit a pre-proposal by Oct. 1, 2010, and a member of our staff will give you feedback. If you really want to improve your odds, check out “Six ways of improving your chances of getting an NCPTT grant.”

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4 Responses to NCPTT Announces 2011 Call for Grant Proposals

  1. Andres Irizarry-Ruiz says:

    I am searching grant funds to preserve the San German de Auxerre Church building, a National Historical Monument included in the National Register of Historic Places at Washington, DC [Register Number: 84000661], by: preserving the historical value of this ancient structure, restoring to keep its original Neoclassical Construction Style, keeping the citizens and visitors informed accordingly about this National Legacy.By preserving this Historical Monument the people will learn about the Spanish inheritance and the many antique works of art preserved in the interior of this monument.

  2. Andres Irizarry-Ruiz says:

    Please provide me more information if whether or not this project could be eligible under this grant program. Thank you for your attention.

  3. Mr. Irizarry-Ruiz, thank you for your inquiry. We do not fund “bricks and mortar” preservation projects, such as preserving monuments or structures. Nor do we fund documentation projects using well-established methods.

    We seek proposals that develop or adapt new technologies to preserve cultural resources. A detailed outline of the types of proposals we seek are outlined at the link below:


    Please feel free to call us at 318-356-7444 and speak with one of our program chiefs to inquire about our grants program and the types of proposals we seek.

  4. CFDs says:

    Thanks for all this information.

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