The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University is pleased to announce the availability of a number of $1000 grants to fund current research projects involving the online collection of the recent history of science, technology, and industry. The grants are offered through /ECHO: Exploring and Collecting History Online/.

With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, ECHO offers consulting services to institutions and individuals with online projects or ideas. We tailor our advice to your project’s scope, focus, and budget to help you implement and build your digital history collection. We can help with strategic project planning, technology, website design, and outreach. In the past we have worked with the National Institutes of Health, NASA, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, and many individual researchers.

Examples of projects that employ ECHO’s methods and technologies to collect and present historical materials on the Web can be found at the ECHO collecting center and include the September 11 Digital Archive, a collection of over 200,000 stories, images, email, and documents from the attacks and their aftermath; the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank: Collecting and Preserving the Stories of Katrina and Rita; A Thin Blue Line: The History of the Pregnancy Test Kit, a joint project by ECHO and the National Institute of Health; and Remembering Columbia STS-107, an online exhibit by NASA.

Please submit a proposal of no more than 500 words and a C.V. to [email protected] by 15 November 2006.