The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals for Professional Development Grants for Archives and Historical Publishing, which are meant to improve the training and education of professionals in the archival and historical publishing communities. Projects can be for professional education curriculum development; for basic and advanced institutes; or research seminars. A grant normally is for one to three years and up to $150,000. The commission expects to make up to four grants in this category, for a total of up to $300,000 during the two competitions. Deadlines are June 5, 2009 and October 5, 2009. See the grant announcement for more information.