The 2023/2024 Call for Applications is now closed. Our next Call for Applications will be announced in Fall 2024.


The EMKP Legacy Digitisation Grant supports the digitisation of ‘legacy’ material pertaining to material knowledge that is now endangered or was endangered at the time the research was taking place. ‘Legacy’ material refers to collections and research records relating to projects which have already concluded, including fieldnotes, photographs, negatives, videos, film reels, audio recordings, and objects. Legacy Digitisation Grants are awarded for up to 1 year with a maximum of £20,000.

Applicants can apply for this grant regardless of nationality. We accept applications from individuals attached to host institutions, as well as communities or institutions. The original creator of the documentation can apply on behalf of their own work.

For reference see the 2023-2024 Legacy Digitisation Grant application form. Please bear in mind this document is for reference only and future forms may change.

For further information on the application process for the EMKP Legacy Digitisation Grant, please read the EMKP Legacy Digitisation Grant Application Guidelines.


Successful projects must be commenced after all documentation has been finalised between the applicant, EMKP, and the Host Institution (Terms and Conditions; Budget; Digital Management Plan; Ethical Review).

Legacy Digitisation Grants Agreements are available for reference and are not subject to modification. It is strongly suggested that you make your Host Institution aware of the terms of the agreement early in the process, so they are familiar with the terms before agreeing to support the application. It is the responsibility of the grantee to ensure that the grant agreement between EMKP and the host institution is signed within 6 months after the award (i.e., November 2024). Please note, the finalisation of these documents can take some time, so make sure you start processing them as soon as possible.