Financial support


Financial support

The DMLBS project gratefully acknowledges the following for their generous financial support.

The British Academy was the founder of the DMLBS project and it was the sole or principal financial supporter of the entire project over many decades, until the late 1990s when most of its responsibilities for funding research were taken on by the Arts and Humanities Research Board. The Academy still continues to provide some small financial support to the project as well as its crucial practical and academic contribution to the project as the publisher of the Dictionary and through its committee which directs the project's work.

The Arts and Humanities Research Council and its predecessor the Arts and Humanities Research Board have provided the core funding for DMLBS for many years, in succession to the British Academy. In the last ten years grants totalling more than £2.1m have been awarded to the project, the most recent of which was for almost £0.5m for the period October 2011 to February 2014.

The AHRC is a publicly funded UK NGO which promotes and supports research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities. The range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK.

The Packard Humanities Institute has supported the DMLBS financially since 2003 with grants totalling over £1.6m (to February 2014) to fund additional assistant editors and enable the project to undertake the work needed for the production of an electronic dictionary.

The PHI is a not-for-profit foundation established in 1987 with an endowment from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation (from which it is now wholly independent) to create tools for basic research in the humanities and to foster public interest in the history, literature, and music of the past. It is particularly noted for its support of the digital humanities and the development of electronic resources for Latin and Greek.

The John Fell OUP Research Fund has awarded two grants to the project (in 2010 and 2011) that have enabled the project to increase significantly the rate of publication of the drafted material.