Archives grants for physics and allied fields expanded

The Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics, is pleased
to announce that our 1999 Grants to Archives program has been expanded
through a $30,000 gift from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation. Thanks to the
support of the Lounsbery Foundation, the total funds available for the year
are $60,000. Individual grants may be up to $10,000 each.

The Grants to Archives are intended to make accessible for research
significant records and papers which document the history of modern physics
and allied fields (such as astronomy, geophysics, and optics).  The program
is competitive, and preference is given to medium size or larger projects
for which additional funding will be provided by the parent organization or
other sources. Grants may be used 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 or indirect costs. For guidelines and
application procedures check the AIP History Center's Website
(http://www.aip.org/history/grntgde.htm) or contact us at (301) 209-3165,

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