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Funding for Conservation

FAIC offers several grants and scholarships to promote professional development, outreach to the public, publications, and conservation projects. In addition, we have assembled several resources for outside funding.

Professional Development Grants and Scholarships

FAIC offers a variety of scholarships and grants to promote educational opportunities for conservation professionals.

FAIC/Samuel H. Kress Conservation Fellowships  January 22
Carolyn Horton Grant  February 1
"Take A Chance" Grant  February 1
Christa Gaehde Grant  February 1
FAIC/Mellon Photograph Workshop Professional Development Scholarship February 15 / May 15 / September 15
FAIC/NEH Individual Professional Development Scholarship February 15 / May 15 / September 15
FAIC/Tru Vue International Professional Development Scholarships February 15 / May 15 / September 15
Individual Professional Development Scholarship February 15 / September 15
Workshop Development Grant February 15 / September 15
Small Meeting Grant September 15
FAIC/Samuel H. Kress Foundation International Travel Grant  for Speakers  December 15
George Stout Grant
December 15
 FAIC/Tru Vue AIC Annual Meeting International Scholarship
 December 15 
Latin American and Caribbean Scholars Program

Outreach Grants

FAIC offers grants to individuals and organizations conducting activities that reach a wider public and help institutions conserve their collections.

Lecture Grants February 15 / September 15
Regional Angels Grants
February 15 / September 15

Publication Grants

With the support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, FAIC has supported completion of manuscripts that improve the quality and quantity of publications in the field of conservation.

FAIC/Samuel H. Kress Conservation
Publication Fellowship
November 1

Conservation Project Grants

For those seeking funding for conservation projects, we recommend the following resources and funding programs.

FAIC/Tru Vue Optium Conservation Grant  No longer offered, but archival information is available
Regional Angels Grant  February 15 / September 15

Outside Funding Sources

For those seeking additional funding for conservation projects, individual study or research, or formal education programs, we recommend the following resource for finding outside funding programs.

About the Foundation

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1972 to solicit, receive, and maintain funds in order to support the charitable, scientific, and educational activities of AIC and the field of conservation. FAIC offers grants, scholarships, and funded awards for projects that support AIC’s mission and goals. Find out how you can contribute to the Foundation >>