Online Community

Specialty groups maintain online communities, which are valuable forums where colleagues with similar interests and experience can share and exchange ideas and practical information, facilitate open discussion, and disseminate group-related news, resources, questions, job postings, announcements, comments of interest, and general information. Communities are closed lists. Subscription to them is benefit of membership in the specialty group. All new members of the group are automatically subscribed to the community. All posts are archived and are searchable.

Grants & Stipends

The Photographic Materials Group offers small grants (up to $6,250) to encourage scholarship, research, exchange, and publication within the field and related communities. Projects demonstrating immediate dissemination through publication, workshops, and/or public lectures will be given priority. Proposed projects may include a research project or segment thereof, preparation of a manuscript for publication, or organization and implementation of a workshop. Proposals for other projects will be considered if appropriate to the general funding goals. Applications for grants should be submitted to the PMG Chair, one month prior to the Annual AIC or PMG Winter meetings. The membership will vote on funding the projects during the PMG’s business meetings. PMG Officers have the final decision on whether the project will be funded.

Applications should include the following:

  • Provide 1 to 2 page project proposal discussing how it will encourage scholarship research or publication within the field.
  • Provide a detailed budget including instructor fees, travel expenses etc.
  • Applicant or Project Lead (if more than one person is involved) should be a PMG member.
PMG Speaker Stipend

FAIC/Mellon Photograph Workshop Scholarship

AIC Professional Development Grants

For more grants and scholarships, go to Funding.