Applicant Resources

The next application cycle will open on December 1, 2017. For questions about the program e-mail

The guidelines explain each question on the application and provide context on why we ask (coming soon).

Use this form to submit your application to Recordings at Risk (coming soon).

Answers to commonly asked questions.

Proposal Planning Resources

General Resources

  • Collaborative Application Template (Google Doc): Applicants may use this template to assist with collaborative writing on draft proposals. If you are working with the Google Docs template, you will need to copy your final answer from each question into the official application form (coming soon) and submit your completed proposal by the deadline in order to be considered for a Recordings at Risk grant.
  • Applicant Webinars: At the start of each application cycle, CLIR schedules an informational webinar for Recordings at Risk applicants. Dates for upcoming webinars and recordings of previous webinars can be found below:
  • Digitizing Special Formats wiki: This is a list of external resources to help applicants plan projects involving the digitization of rare and unique materials. Content is curated by the Digital Library Federation (DLF).


All webinars are first come, first served. If you are unable to attend the webinar or the room is at capacity, complete recordings of each session will be posted here shortly following their conclusion.

Frequently Asked Questions

For questions that are not answered below or in the application guidelines (coming soon), contact CLIR program staff at During the application period, CLIR accepts inquiries by e-mail only; no phone calls, please.


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