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Encyclopedia of Alabama awarded National Humanities Challenge Grant

AUBURN – The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $425,000 Challenge Grant to the Encyclopedia of Alabama, a free online resource on Alabama’s history, culture and natural environment. The Encyclopedia of Alabama was one of 215 humanities projects named in the federal agency’s recent announcement of $21 million in grants nationwide and the only Alabama project selected in its most recent award cycle.

“The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a remarkable humanities project and its online format makes it an especially beneficial resource for Alabama’s students and educators,” said Royrickers Cook, assistant vice president for University Outreach, where the editorial offices are located. “This National Endowment for the Humanities grant is an opportunity to create an endowment that will enable the Encyclopedia of Alabama to adapt to and take advantage of technological advancements in the years to come.”

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