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Professional Development Scholarships & Grants

FAIC provides a variety of grants and scholarships to promote the continued education of conservation professionals. Check the chart below to see which grant/scholarship you are eligible to apply for (click a specific scholarship/grant for details).

 Scholarship / Grant

 Who can apply?

 What does it fund?

 Maximum  award

 Due date

 FAIC/ Kress  Conservation  Fellowships

 Museums and  conservation facilities

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

 $32,000

 January 22

 Carolyn Horton Grant

 Members of AIC Book  and Paper specialty  group

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

 $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

 Christa Gaehde
 Grant

 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

 FAIC / Mellon  Photograph  Workshop  Professional  Development  Scholarships 

 International  attendees

 Attendance to FAIC Collaborative  Workshops in Photograph  Conservation

 $1,000

 February 15,  May 15,  September  15

 FAIC / NEH  Individual  Professional  Development  Scholarships

 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  Scholarships

 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 & Caribbean Scholarship  Conservators from Latin America and the Caribbean  Registration fee, partial airfare and lodging to attend AIC Annual Meeting (may also cover partial meal costs)  varies  September 12

 FAIC Small Meeting  Support Grants

 Members of AIC

 Develop and hold small meetings  of AIC members

 $2,500

 September  15

 FAIC / Kress  Foundation  International Travel  Grant for Speakers

 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 Grant

 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