Call for Comments on Proposed Changes to NHPRC Grants

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The Federal Policy Committee of the ADE, co-chaired by Charlene Bickford, Mary Jo Binker, and Christopher Brick, is collecting comments and information about the potential impact of the proposed changes to application categories and deadlines for National Historical Publications and Records Commission grants. Particularly if you have an edition that is currently receiving NHPRC support, or have been expecting to apply for an NHPRC grant, please let the Committee know how the changes would be likely to affect your project. The ADE is also interested in the editorial community’s reactions to larger implications of the proposed policy changes. You can reach the Committee by email at (or me at

The NHPRC has posted the proposed guidelines on its blog: The blog also provides information about webinars for discussion of the proposed drafts for the NHPRC’s grant programs:
A webinar for people planning for or working on transcribed and annotated documentary editions will take place February 20, 2014, at 3 pm:, access code is 6503625.
Another webinar is designed for applicants planning any kind of project for Online Publishing of Historical Records. February 25, 2014, 2 pm:, access code is 6503625.

I encourage everyone to use these opportunities to learn more, and then to share your observations with the Federal Policy Committee.

Jim McClure
ADE President