OUR GRANTS

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Displaying 41 to 80 of 353 grants

  • Organization
  • Project
  • Programme
  • Focus
  • Awarded
  • Status
  • Amount
  • Organization

    American University Washington College of Law

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Intellectual Property Rights

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $3,800,000
    The project will produce high impact research, provide training to a global network of change makers, and connect a global expert network to a global community of researchers, libraries, museums, archives and digital rights activists active in international copyright policy making.

    Grant duration: 3 years

  • Organization

    University of California Los Angeles

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Library-led

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $100,000
    Towards the publication of open access monographs, and to further open access initiatives by membership and participation in other organizations advancing open access.

    Grant duration: 1 years

  • Organization

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $35,059,365
    To restore a set of Europe’s degraded landscapes so that they are self-sustaining, enriched with biodiversity, resilient to climate change, and benefit both people and nature.

    Grant duration: 10 years

  • Organization

    Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $70,000
    To support the research and publication of Professor Joseph Dan's multi-volume history of Jewish mysticism and esotericism.

    Grant duration: 2 years

  • Organization

    Wende Museum

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $100,000
    Towards the costs of running the Wende Museum.

    Grant duration: 1 years

  • Organization

    Palestinian Museum

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Manuscripts and Archives

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $1,900,000
    To digitize endangered, dispersed and inaccessible collections of documents, photographs, videos and ephemeral materials representing the culture and history of Palestine from 1800 to the present and to make them available in an open-access online archive.

    Grant duration: 3 years

  • Organization

    Heidelberg University

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $3,006,208
    To document monuments and heritage objects in the Kathmandu Valley, and publish them online in a searchable, free database.

    Grant duration: 6 years

  • Organization

    British Museum

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Intangible culture

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $11,075,680
    To support a grants programme to document endangered cultural practices, focusing on material culture, namely how things are made and how they are used. The digitized materials are available for free online.

    Grant duration: 8 years

  • Organization

    Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $2,423,966
    To create a publicly accessible database of endangered archaeological heritage in Mongolia using satellite imagery and on-the-ground survey.

    Grant duration: 5 years

  • Organization

    New York Public Library

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Library-led

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $200,000
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

  • Organization

    Wikimedia Foundation Inc

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $250,000
    To help support general management, staff, IT equipment and training, fundraising and governance.

    Grant duration: 1 years

  • Organization

    Harvard University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Library-led

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $100,000
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

  • Organization

    University of California, Berkeley

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Library-led

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $100,000
    To build responsible access workflows for copyright and information policy. This grant ensures that Berkeley can continue helping scholars to use, create, and publish scholarship in ways that promote dissemination, accessibility, and impact.

    Grant duration: 1 years

  • Organization

    Yale University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Library-led

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $100,000
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

  • Organization

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Library-led

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $99,750
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

  • Organization

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $177,672
    To help conservation practitioners to make effective decisions by publishing and disseminating evidence-based conservation strategies.

    Grant duration: 1 years

  • Organization

    University of California Los Angeles

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Library-led

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $100,000
    The Library plans to put this generous contribution to good use by funding the publication of open access monographs via TOME, and to further open access initiatives by membership and participation in organizations such as Libraria.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.library.ucla.edu/
  • Organization

    University of Oxford (School of Archaeology)

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $4,176,159
    To document archaeological heritage in the Middle East and North Africa using satellite imagery.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://eamena.arch.ox.ac.uk/
  • Organization

    Wende Museum

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Manuscripts and Archives

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $441,926
    Digitizing approximately 50,000 pages of the most important archival material held by the Wende and putting it online.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.wendemuseum.org/
  • Organization

    University of Cambridge McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $4,224,000
    To undertake large-scale documentation of heritage sites in Sub-Saharan Africa and to make the results available online through an open-access database.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/institutes-and-facilities-overview/mcdonald-institute-archaeological-rese
  • Organization

    University of Cambridge McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $2,304,000
    To undertake large-scale documentation of heritage sites in Pakistan and north-western India and to make the results available online through an open-access database.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    https://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/institutes-and-facilities-overview/mcdonald-institute-archaeological-research
  • Organization

    Internet Archive

    Programme

    Open Access

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $2,000,000
    To digitize and make available online 100,000 books that are cited in Wikipedia.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://archive.org/
  • Organization

    Johns Hopkins University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $235,000
    To digitize and make permanently available online two collections from the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections; the Women of the Book collection and the George Peabody Library's signature holdings.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.library.jhu.edu/
  • Organization

    New York Public Library

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Library-led

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $200,000
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.nypl.org
  • Organization

    Yale University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Library-led

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $100,000
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://web.library.yale.edu/
  • Organization

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Library-led

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $90,854
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/
  • Organization

    Wikimedia Foundation Inc

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Library-led

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $250,000
    Unrestricted funding to help support general management, staff, IT equipment and training, fundraising and governance.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://wikimediafoundation.org
  • Organization

    Harvard University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Library-led

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $100,000
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://library.harvard.edu/
  • Organization

    Wende Museum

    Programme

    Cultural

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $100,000
    Towards the costs of running the museum.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.wendemuseum.org/
  • Organization

    National Library of Israel

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Manuscripts and Archives

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $780,485
    To digitize manuscripts and books, including the Yahuda collection and Arab-Palestinian collection, and make them freely available online with metadata in Arabic and English.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://web.nli.org.il/sites/nli/english/pages/default.aspx
  • Organization

    Illuminated River Foundation

    Programme

    Discretionary

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $4,840,000
    The Illuminated River Foundation aims to create the longest public artwork in the world, lighting up to 15 bridges on the River Thames.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://illuminatedriver.london/
  • Organization

    Coventry University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Books

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $1,048,000
    To provide match funding for the Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project, which will address the key technological, structural and organizational hurdles - around funing, production, dissemination, discovery, reuse and archiving - which are standing in the way of the wider adoption an impact of open access books.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.coventry.ac.uk
  • Organization

    MIT Press

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Books

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $850,000
    Developing a roadmap for converting university press monograph publishing to open access (OA). The two-year grant will support a broad-based monograph publishing cost analysis, the development and open dissemination of a durable financial framework and business plan for OA monographs, and a transition fund to subvent OA monographs at the MIT Press whilst they implement the resulting framework.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://mitpress.mit.edu/
  • Organization

    University of California, Berkeley

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Library-led

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $100,000
    Berkeley will continue to build responsible access workflows for copyright and information policy. These novel workflows will support decision-making related to digitizing and providing access to unique collections in cultural heritage institutions. They will also bolster innovative work educating scholars about navigating copyright, contracts, privacy, and ethics in text & data mining research. This grant ensures that Berkeley can continue helping scholars to use, create, and publish scholarship in ways that promote dissemination, accessibility, and impact.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/
  • Organization

    University of Virginia Library

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Discoverability

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $1,000,000
    This grant will be used to significantly improve and drive the growth and heightened value of green open access through institutional repositories. It will do so by introducing new features to the Hyku Institutional Repository platform that directly address issues currently slowing its wider use.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://www.library.virginia.edu/
  • Organization

    Stanford University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Intellectual Property Rights

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $165,000
    This grant will be used to address the current stalemate over adoption of open access publishing models for research and scholarship by developing a viable program of copyright legislative reform on an international scale through consultation with leading intellectual property experts in the US, Canada, UK, and EU. The starting point for this reform is a proposal to identify research and scholarship as a distinct category of intellectual property for which publishers will have a right to be fairly compensated for publication costs by research libraries and research funders on making the work immediately available to the public.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://ed.stanford.edu/faculty/willinsk
  • Organization

    Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Intellectual Property Rights

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $1,500,000
    Lumen is the definitive online source for worldwide requests to remove content from the Internet. Lumen collects and studies online content removal requests, providing transparency and supporting the analysis of the web’s takedown ecology, in terms of who sends requests, why, and to what ends. Lumen also seeks to facilitate research about different kinds of complaints and requests for removal — legitimate and questionable — that are sent to Internet publishers, platforms, and service providers. Ultimately, the project aims to both educate the public about the dynamics of this aspect of online participatory culture and provide a robust data source for researchers, journalists and policy makers focused on related issues.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://lumendatabase.org/
  • Organization

    Curtin University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Library-led

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $365,580
    To develop and strengthen a coalition of universities that have a shared agenda to become Open Knowledge Institutions.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    https://openknowledge.community/
  • Organization

    Turquoise Mountain Trust

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Intangible culture

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $30,284
    To support the Turquoise Mountain Trust's work with artisans in Afghanistan, Myanmar and Jordan

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://turquoisemountain.org/
  • Organization

    Educopia Institute

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Discoverability

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $2,200,000
    To expand nonprofit publishing and rival the current commercial infrastructure. This grant will help to develop new, cost-effective and community governed publishing tools and servies for authors, editors and readers.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://educopia.org
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