AODL is generously supported by contributions from the following foundations and government agencies.

British Library [London, England] (
The British Library houses treasures from around the world, some over 3,000 years old. Located in London, England, it serves as the United Kingdom's national library. It is also one of the world's largest libraries serving businesses, industries, researchers, scholars, and students worldwide. Through its Endangered Archives Programme, the British Library provides funding to researchers, including those working with AODL, to extend collection development for the library. To learn more, visit

International Development Research Center (IDRC) [Ottowa, Canada] (
Established by an act of Canada's Parliament in 1970, the International Development Research Center (IDRC) is dedicated to advancing the lives of those in the developing world. There are four regional offices in Egypt, Uruguay, Kenya, and India; and the head office is located in Ottawa, Canada. The IDRC provides grants to researchers and institutions, and accepts unsolicited concept notes. Its programs are focused on agriculture and environment, inclusive economies, and technology and innovation. To learn more, visit

Michigan State University [East Lansing, MI] (
Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan. The MSU African Studies Center ( and MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences ( have played instrumental roles in the creation, management, and ongoing development of AODL. To learn more about MSU, visit

National Endowment for the Humanities [Washington, D.C, USA] (
Created in 1965, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent U.S. federal agency that funds programs to strengthen teaching and learning in schools and colleges, facilitate original research, and preserve and provide access to cultural and educational resources. To learn more, visit Three NEH programs have been especially supportive of AODL: the Collaborative Research Program of the Division of Research Programs (; Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program in the Division of Preservation and Access (; and the former Division of Advanced Training and Research.

National Science Foundation [Arlington, VA, USA] (
In 1950 the U.S. Congress created the National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent federal agency. NSF’s main undertaking is providing funds for research at many colleges and universities. They support all fundamental sciences and engineering, excluding medical sciences. To learn more, visit

U.S. Department of Education [Washington, D.C, USA] (
The U.S. Department of Education is dedicated to furthering education in America. Created in 1980 by combining several agencies, the department focuses on research for education, establishing policies, providing federal aid to schools, bringing attention to educational issues, and preventing discrimination. To learn more, visit Three Department of Education grant programs have provided funding for AODL: Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access; Program for Undergraduate International and Foreign Language Studies (; and The International Research and Studies Program (

U.S. Department of State [Washington, D.C, USA] (
The U.S. Department of State is the federal executive department responsible for the international relations of the United States. It aims to create a more democratic, prosperous, and stable world for the benefit of U.S citizens and the international community. This mission is furthered in multiple ways, including through educational and cultural exchange programs. To learn more, visit Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Citizen's Exchange [Washington, D.C, USA] (