NEH Announces $18.6 Million for 199 Humanities Projects Nationwide - grant awards support advanced scholarly research, the documentation of endangered languages, humanities programs for veterans, and the preservation of historic collections.

Claudio Saunt's project: Mapping the People of Early America (a University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. Humanities Collections and Reference Resources projecy) was recently awarded a prestigious grant (outright: $185,176) for the completion of a database and web platform mapping the settlement and movement of African, Native, and European populations in North America between 1500 and 1790.

Saunt is the Richard B. Russell Professor in American History and Co-Director, Center for Virtual History. He is also Associate Director, Institute of Native American Studies and Department Head for history at the University of Georgia.