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FAIC Kress Conservation Fellowship

From: Abigail Choudhury <achoudhury<-at->
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Samuel H. Kress Conservation Fellowship applications are due March
10, 2012

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of
Historic and Artistic Works is pleased to be administering the Kress
Conservation Fellowship program on behalf of the Samuel H. Kress
Foundation.

The Fellowships are designed to provide 9 to 12 month mentored
professional development opportunities in a variety of settings for
recent graduates of conservation programs.  It is expected that nine
Fellowships of $32,000 (minimum of $27,000 for Fellowship, up to
$5,000 for institutional costs) will be awarded each year.
Applications must be made by the host institution, which may propose
a specific candidate or seek applicants after application.

The deadline for receipt of applications by FAIC is March 10, 2012.

Please note that guidelines and application forms have been revised
significantly for the 2012 deadline.  See full guidelines and
application forms at <URL:http://www.conservation-us.org/grants>

Eligibility: Application must be made by the museum or conservation
facility at which the internship will be based. Fellows should have
completed or will complete a masters-level degree in conservation
prior to beginning the Fellowship. The Fellowship candidate may be
identified in advance of application by the host institution or
recruited subsequently.

Criteria: Because of the broad goals of the Fellowship program, the
evaluation of applications is based on relative as well as
independent criteria. Overall, the program seeks to support a set of
internships that offer:

    A variety of specialty areas (paintings, paper, objects, etc.)

    Opportunities for graduates of a variety of North American
    graduate programs

    Opportunities to work in a variety of institutions, from large
    municipal museums to university museums and other conservation
    facilities, as well as sites outside the U.S.

    A combination of proven Fellowship sites as well as
    opportunities at institutions that have not previously hosted
    Kress Fellows

Applications will be rated according to the potential for the
Fellowship to develop professional skills and knowledge in
conservation, based on an ability to:

    Provide a varied and challenging set of tasks

    Provide sufficient and qualified supervision and mentoring

    Provide access to appropriate expertise and analytical services

    Provide appropriate work space and equipment

    Provide opportunities for professional presentations and public
    outreach activities

Deadline and Notification:

All materials must be *received* in the FAIC office by March 10,
2012.
Applications will be acknowledged by email.
Notification of results will normally be made by May 1, 2012.
Award payments will normally be made by August 1, 2012.

About FAIC: FAIC, the Foundation of the American Institute for
Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, supports conservation
education, research, and outreach activities that increase
understanding of our global cultural heritage.

About the Kress Foundation: The Samuel H. Kress Foundation devotes
its resources to advancing the history, conservation, and enjoyment
of the vast heritage of European art, architecture, and archaeology
from antiquity to the 19th century.

Abigail Choudhury
Development and Education Associate
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic
    and Artistic Works
1156 15th St, Suite 320
Washington, DC 20005
202-661-8070
Fax: 202-452-9328


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