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Professional Development Grants & Scholarships

Review the chart below to see which grants and scholarships you are eligible to apply for. Note that the AIC member requirement means the applicant must have an individual AIC membership; institutional memberships do not apply in this case.

Funding Category

 Who Can Apply?

 What Does it Fund?

 Maximum  Award

 Due Date

 FAIC/Kress Foundation Conservation Fellowship

 Museums and  conservation facilities

 Sponsorship of post-graduate fellowship opportunities to develop skills of emerging conservators

 $37,000

 January 22

Carolyn Horton Scholarship

 Members of AIC Book and Paper Group

 Attendance to meetings, seminars, workshops, or to conduct research  or special projects

 $1,000

 February 1

 Christa Gaehde Scholarship

 Members of AIC

Professional development events or other activities that support the study and research in conservation

of art on paper 

 $1,000

 February 1

 "Take A Chance"  Grant

 Members of AIC

 Innovative conservation research  or projects that may not otherwise  be funded

 $1,000

 February 1

 FAIC/Mellon  Photograph  Workshop  Professional  Development  Scholarship

 International  attendees

 Attendance to FAIC Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation

 $1,000

 February 15,  May 15,  September  15

 FAIC/NEH  Individual  Professional  Development  Scholarship

 Members of AIC who are U.S. residents

 Attendance to FAIC workshops  that are supported by the NEH

 $1,000

 February 15,  May 15,  September  15

 FAIC/Tru Vue International  Professional  Development  Scholarship

 Members of AIC

 Attendance to international  professional development events, such as workshops, conferences, and symposia

 $1,500

 February 15,  
May 15,  September  15

 FAIC Individual  Professional  Development  Scholarships 

 Professional  Associate or Fellow members
of AIC

 Professional development, such  as research or attendance to  seminars and courses. NOT for  attendance to AIC Annual  Meeting, with the exception of  workshop fees

 $1,000

 February 15,  September  15

 FAIC Workshop  Development Grants 

 Workshop
 coordinator

 Development of continuing  education workshops for  conservation professionals and  others

 $1,000

 February 15,  September  15

 Latin American and Caribbean Scholars Program

 Conservation professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean

 Registration fee, partial airfare and lodging to attend AIC Annual Meeting

 varies

 September, every other year

 FAIC Small Meeting Grant

 Members of AIC

 Develop and hold small meetings  of AIC members

 $2,500

 September  15

 FAIC/Kress Foundation International Speaker Scholarship

AIC specialty group, committee, or network program chair

 Airfare, ground transportation,  lodging, and meals for speakers at  AIC Annual Meeting traveling from  outside of  US or Canada

 $2,000

 December  15

 George Stout Scholarship

 Students (or  graduated in past 2 years) who are  members of AIC

 Attendance to professional  meetings

 $1,000

 December  15

 FAIC/Tru Vue AIC  Annual Meeting  International  Scholarship

 International  attendees

 Attendance to AIC Annual Meeting for individuals traveling from outside the US or Canada

 $1,500

 December 15