Local History Grants

Mass Humanities offers two kinds of Local History Grants to support small Massachusetts organizations in working with their historical collections: Research Inventory Grants (RIGs) and Scholar in Residence (SIR) Grants.

Research Inventory Grant

The Research Inventory Grant (RIG) program allows small organizations to identify and organize the contents of their historical collections—by creating inventories, catalogs, and finding aids—in order to attract both researchers and visitors.  DETAILS

Scholar in Residence Grant

The Scholar in Residence (SIR) grant program supports small organizations in welcoming a scholar to research their historical collections—ultimately producing a paper, a bibliography, and a public presentation—in order to advance the organization’s historical interpretation and visibility. DETAILS