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Lecture Grants

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) provides funds toward the presentation of public lectures to help advance public awareness of the conservation of historic and artistic works. Lectures advancing public awareness of historic preservation or other preservation topics may be considered but preference will be given to lectures that incorporate awareness of conservation programs and projects.

Submission Deadline: September 15 or February 15

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  • Up to $500 may be used to help defray lecturer travel costs, honoraria, site fees, and publicity costs.
  • These awards are not intended to be used for lectures associated with the AIC annual meeting.
  • All publicity and news releases must recognize FAIC’s financial support.
  • We will review applications and make a recommendation to the FAIC board for final approval.
  • We will notify awardees six to eight weeks after the deadline. Projects should take place six weeks to twelve months after the application deadline

Criteria for Review

  • Ability of the project to advance public awareness of conservation of historic and artistic works.
  • Number of people reached, other projected outcomes.
  • Speaker’s ability to communicate the proposed topic.
  • Feasibility of project (reasonableness of budget, organization’s ability to publicize, etc.).
  • Projects advancing public awareness of preservation may be considered.

Reviewers will follow the Reviewer Guidelines and an established evaluation rubric based on the criteria for review to evaluate all applications.

Application Process

Applications are submitted through our online application portal. When you enter the portal, you will be prompted to login to the system using a login ID and password. If you already have an account (this should be the case if you are an AIC member or have participated in an AIC or 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 three sections of the application:
  1. Description
  2. Coordinator and speaker information (names and contact information, speaker resume/CV, letters of commitment from speaker and lecture site)
  3. Budget information (project costs and FAIC funding request)
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 you have submitted your application, you will no longer be able to edit the form.


Final Report

The Lecture Coordinator must submit a final report within 60 days of the event directly to