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ASG Speaker Stipend

ASG Emerging Conservation Professional Speaker Stipend Award

The Architecture Specialty Group (ASG) offers stipends to fund AIC Annual Meeting attendance in the amount of $1500-2000 to cover travel costs, registration, receptions, accommodations, and meals. This speaker stipend is intended to support early-career professionals who are presenting in an ASG session at the Annual Meeting. Awards will be given at the discretion of the ASG review committee based on available funds.

Criteria for Review

  • Qualifications of applicant, with a strong preference to AIC-ASG members with residence in North America

  • Preference will be given to applicants who are recent graduates within three years of graduation date of a preservation master’s program with focus on architectural conservation

  • Level of research or original content that bears relevance and interest to field of architectural conservation

  • Budget information that demonstrates financial need

Application Process

The process of applying is managed entirely through an online system. You will be prompted to login to the system using a login ID and password. If you already have an account with AIC/FAIC (this should be the case if you are an AIC member, have previously submitted an abstract, or have participated in an AIC/FAIC program), use the same login information you use to access that account. If you do not have an account in the system, you can quickly set one up before you begin your application.

The online form will take you through the four sections of the application:

  1. Applicant information (name and contact information, resume/CV, etc.)

  2. A short statement addressing applicant's professional goals for attending the meeting. 

  3. A full preliminary draft of the paper and PowerPoint to be presented.

  4. Budget information (total cost for attending the AIC Annual meeting and any funding that has been obtained from external sources).

You can save and return to your application later to complete it. When you are satisfied with your responses, “save and finalize” to submit your application. Once the application has been submitted, you cannot return to edit the form.

Procedures

The deadlines for receipt of all materials is December 15. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation will be made to the ASG officers for final approval. Notification of awards will be made six to eight weeks after the deadline (by February 15th).

Please submit supporting materials in PDF format.

Apply for Funding

The application will become available eight weeks before the application deadline.

Final Report

A final written report consisting of at least two images and a one page narrative (or equivalent AIC blog post) is due within 30 days of the Annual Meeting. Final reports will be submitted by speaker stipend recipients to egoergen@culturalheritage.org with a subject line of: “ASG Speaker Stipend Final Report.” Final reports are required to be eligible for future funding. Reports may be published in part or in full by the Architecture Specialty Group and/or FAIC, including posting on the AIC/FAIC website.

Support

Funding for this scholarship comes from the generous contributions of firms, universities, and individuals.

Contact

If you have any questions about the Stipend or have technical issues when applying, please contact Erika Goergen, AIC Membership Operations Assistant and ASG Staff Liaison at egoergen@culturalheritage.org or by phone at 202-991-0643.