FAIC / Tru Vue AIC Annual Meeting International Scholarships


Tru Vue and the Foundation of the America Institute for Conservation (FAIC), offer scholarships up to $1,500 to help individuals from outside North America (United States & Canada) to defray costs for attending the AIC Annual Meeting.  

Criteria for Review

  • Appropriateness of attending AIC Meeting to furthering the applicant’s professional development
  • Qualifications of applicant appropriate for the meeting (education, training, skills, and English language ability)
  • Applicants should demonstrate a plan and ability to publish, lecture, or otherwise disseminate the knowledge/skills gained from the meeting
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously attended an AIC Annual Meeting
  • Preference may be given to applicants who have not received FAIC funding within the past three years
  • Budget information complete and reasonable; financial need will be considered
  • Completeness of application, including two letters of support (at least one from an AIC member)

Application Process

The FAIC/Tru Vue AIC Annual Meeting International Scholarship guidelines and criteria have not changed, however, the process of applying will be managed entirely through an online system, which we hope will be simpler, more reliable, and more convenient than our previous system of emailed forms and attachments. 

You will be prompted to enter your email address to see if you already have an account in the system (this should be the case if you are an AIC member). If you have an email address in our system, you will then be asked to enter your password (the same password you use to log in to the site). If you do not have an account in our system, you will be asked to set one up before you begin your application.

The online form will take you through the four sections of the application:

1.) Applicant information (name and contact information, resume/CV, etc.) 
2.) Project information (description of the project and how it will help you advance professionally)
3.) Reference information (name and email of reference). You should complete this step as early as possible to provide your references with time to write and submit a letter of support. Make sure to click “SEND REQUEST NOW” to generate an automated email to be sent to your references with instructions on submitting their letter of support.
4.) Budget information (total 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 the application has been submitted, you cannot return to edit the form.


The application deadline is December 15. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation will be made to the FAIC board for final approval. Notification of awards will be six - eight weeks after the deadline. 

Two letters of support must be submitted electronically, at least one from a member of AIC. 
References will upload letters directly to the application portal. Applicants should enter the names and email addresses of their references as soon as possible during the application process. Once an applicant moves on from the first page of the application, references will receive an email with instructions on how to upload their letter of support. Please ask references to use FAIC’s Letter of Support Form. Letters of support in other formats are acceptable only if the author’s signature is included.

Please submit any supporting materials as a PDF (portable document format) if possible. RTF and Microsoft Word format will be accepted as well. Name all files to include your last name ("smith.doc" or “smithpdapplication.rtf”).

Apply for Funding

Click here to access the application portal.

Final Report

A final report consisting of a 500 - 1,000 word narrative and at least two images is due within 30 days of completion of the project. Final reports should be sent to faicgrants@conservation-us.org and are required to be eligible for future funding. Reports may be published in part or in full by FAIC and Tru Vue, including posting on the FAIC and/or Tru Vue websites.

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If you experience any difficulties please contact:
Sarah Saetren, Education Coordinator at faicgrants@conservation-us.org
(202) 661-8071