Processing grants for physics/allied science collections

The Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics is
pleased to announce its 1999 program of Grants to Archives. The grants are
intended to make accessible records and papers which document the history of
modern physics and allied fields (such as astronomy, geophysics, and
optics).  Grants can be up to $10,000 each and can be used only to cover
direct expenses connected with preserving, inventorying, arranging,
describing, or cataloging appropriate collections.  Expenses may include
archival materials and staff salaries/benefits but not overhead.

The AIP History Center's mission is to help preserve and make known the
history of modern physics and allied fields, and this grant program is
intended to help support significant work to make original sources
accessible to researchers.  Preference will accordingly be given to medium
size or larger projects for which the grant will be matched from other
funding sources or by the parent organization.  To apply send a letter of no
more than three pages describing the research significance of the
collection(s), plan of work, and budget, along with preliminary inventory
(if available) and staff vitae to: Joe Anderson, Center for History of
Physics, American Institute of Physics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park,
MD 20740; fax 301-209-0882; e-mail: rja@aip.org.

For grant guidelines or for more information on the Center and its
programs, check our Web site at http://www.aip.org/history/grntgde.htm, or
call 301-209-3165.

Deadline for receipt of applications is July 1, 1999.  The program will be
offered annually if funds permit.