Applicant Resources

The eighth competition, which was scheduled to open May 1, has been pushed back, and applications will be accepted starting November 2, 2020, with a deadline of January 29, 2021. Significant changes to the program’s guidelines are not expected, so applicants may choose to use the Cycle 7 guidelines and template to begin drafting proposals. Updated materials will be posted to this page in advance of the next call for applications.

For questions about the program, email CLIR’s Grants Team at


The guidelines explain each question on the application and provide helpful context.

Use this form to submit your application to Recordings at Risk.

Answers to commonly asked questions.

Proposal Planning Resources

General Resources

Document Library

Sample Proposals

Frequently Asked Questions

For questions that are not answered below or in the application guidelines, contact CLIR’s Grants Team at During the application period, CLIR accepts inquiries by e-mail only; no phone calls, please.


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