AAMC FOUNDATION TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP GUIDELINES & APPLICATION
The AAMC Foundation is pleased to offer Travel Grant Fellowships to the Annual Conference & Meeting, May 9 - 12, 2015.
March 2, 2015, no incomplete or late submissions will be accepted.
Fellowships are restricted to curators with the title Curatorial Assistant, Assistant Curator or Associate Curator AS WELL AS curators who work in museums with no funds for professional development travel. While curators of all disciplines and career levels are encouraged to apply, we are especially interested in receiving applications from junior curators (less than 10 years experience). Multiple curators from one museum may apply.
Funds awarded will go toward travel and accommodations in NYC for May 9 - 12, 2015. Awardees will be notified by March 12, 2015 with grant distributions sent upon acceptance of award.
Please note that grant awards may not cover the full expenses of travel and are not expected to exceed $1,000 in total, and may be closer to $600 - $800/ person. In addition to travel and accommodation expenses, an AAMC travel grant may cover per diem expenses up to $50 per day. In the event that we receive more qualified applications than we are able to award, first preference will be for curators who have never received travel funding from the AAMC.
All fellowship awardees must submit by June 12, 2015, a one-page report to the AAMC Foundation summarizing the benefits of attending the conference and relevance to helping to advance your professional development; itemized funding report, including receipts; and a thank you letter acknowledging the importance of the support. Under the terms of this grant, you are also required to inform the Foundation of any other funds that you receive for the same purpose. AAMC Foundation Travel Grants are non transferable and must be used as awarded. If you are unable to attend in May, you are required to return all funds received within 30 days of cancellation.
INSTRUCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
DEADLINE: March 2, 2015. Late submissions or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
2. The following items should be submitted by completing the application form listed below.
a. Full name, Institution name, Job title, Mailing address, Curatorial field and/or specialty, if you have received the award previously, and email address
b. Proposed itemized budget for your travel and accommodations including a statement about whether or not your museum has the ability to match or contribute to this grant and if you are seeking additional funding.
c. Letter of Recommendation from a supervising curator (electronic letter attached to email is preferred, though you can ask your recommender to email his/her letter to firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE the March 2 deadline. Should you not report to another curator, please ask your director or another senior staff member to supply your letter of recommendation.*
d. A brief biography of no more than 500 words.
* If you choose to have your recommendation letter emailed, please send it to email@example.com with the subject heading: Letter of Support for [name of applicant]. Please be sure to use the above mentioned subject headings or your application will not be considered complete.
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