First Call for Biblissima+ Partner Projects 2021-2022

Biblissima+ is launching its first call for partner projects. These joint efforts in research, documentation, digitisation and valorization operations focusing on historical collections of manuscripts, early printed documents or other text-bearing objects, must bring together at least one cultural heritage institution and one educational and/or research institution. The results of these projects should be open, interoperable and integrated into the resources of the Biblissima+ portal.

These joint operations, called "Biblissima+ Partner Projects", will be conducted once a selection has been made from all eligible proposals submitted to Biblissima+ in response to the year 1 of the call for projects (2021-2022). The full regulations can be downloaded below. Proposals are open to international applicants under the conditions specified in the regulations.

The budget allocated to each operation by Biblissima+ will be between €10,000 and €70,000 for a given annual call. Biblissima+ reserves the right to select projects with a budget of more than €70,000 and to carry them out over two or more years (maximum five). As a guide, it is envisaged that five to ten projects will be selected per year.

Project proposals must be sent in digital format (pdf) to the email address aap [at] on 28 February 2022 before midnight.

Incomplete applications or those sent in any other form will not be considered.

No proposal will be accepted after the deadline.

Important dates

  • Publication of the call for projects: 2 November 2021
  • Application deadline: 28 February 2022
  • Project ranking: end of April 2022
  • Results of selection: June 2022
  • Funding allocation: November 2022

If you have any questions, please send an email to aap [at]