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2023 Conference Scholarships

Finding Center: Access, Inclusion, Participation, and Engagement

April 15 - 18, 2023 | Syracuse, NY

MANY is pleased to announce 28 scholarship opportunities for museum professionals to attend "Finding Center: Access, Inclusion, Participation, and Engagement" in Syracuse, NY.

We've extended the deadline!

Conference Scholarship applications are due by 5 PM Friday, December 16

New! Syracuse University Alumni Museum Professional Scholarship

Sponsored by the Graduate Program in Museum Studies, School of Design, Syracuse University, this scholarship is awarded to a museum professional who is a graduate of Syracuse University and working at a NYS museum. Scholarship includes conference registration, one workshop or special event registration, two nights at the Hotel Syracuse, up to $400 transportation/parking reimbursement, and complimentary individual MANY membership for one year.

BIPOC Museum Professional in Museum Administration

Awarded to a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color working in museum administration who has played a leadership role in advancing the capacity and sustainability of their museum. Scholarship includes conference registration, one workshop or special event registration, two nights at the Hotel Syracuse, up to $400 transportation/parking reimbursement, and complimentary individual MANY membership for one year.

William G. Pomeroy Foundation

Ten scholarships sponsored by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for museum professionals working in a history-related NYS museum with an annual operating budget of $250,000 or less and who have not attended a MANY annual conference in the past. Scholarship includes conference registration, one workshop or special event registration, two nights at the Hotel Syracuse, up to $400 transportation/parking reimbursement, and complimentary individual MANY membership for one year.


Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation

Ten scholarships sponsored by the Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation for museum professionals employed by museums and historical societies on Long Island with an annual operating budget of $250,000 or less and who have not attended a MANY annual conference in the past. Scholarship includes conference registration, one workshop or special event registration, two nights at the Hotel Syracuse, up to $400 transportation/parking reimbursement, and complimentary individual MANY membership for one year.


Central NY Community Foundation

Five scholarships sponsored by the Central NY Community Foundation available for museum professionals working in Onondaga, Cayuga, Oswego, Cortland or Madison Counties. Scholarship includes conference registration and meals, transportation/parking reimbursement up to $50, and one special event ticket.

Museum Professional in a Facilities Position

Sponsored by Fireline Corporation, this scholarship is awarded to a museum professional working in a facilities position at a NYS museum. Scholarship includes conference registration, one workshop or special event registration, two nights at the Hotel Syracuse, up to $400 transportation/parking reimbursement, and complimentary individual MANY membership for one year.

Scholarships are supported by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation, CNY Community Foundation, Fireline Corporation,

and the Graduate Program in Museum Studies, School of Design, Syracuse University

 

How to Apply

Click here to apply

We've extended the deadline!

Conference Scholarship applications are due by 5 PM Friday, December 16

Click here to access the application form as a PDF.

Eligibility

Those eligible for a Conference Scholarship must be employed full time at a NYS museum except if you are applying for a Pomeroy Foundation scholarship where part-time, volunteer, or museum trustees are eligible. You may be eligible to apply for multiple scholarships but only one scholarship will be awarded.

Following the conference, scholarship recipients will be required to submit a 500 to 1,000 word summary of their conference experience which may be selected to be included in MANY's This Month in NYS Museums e-newsletter.

For travel reimbursement, all receipts and forms must be submitted no later than May 15, 2023.

If you have any questions about a conference scholarship, please email conference@nysmuseums.org.


The New York State Council on the Arts has designated MANY’s 2023 conference eligible for professional development grants. You can join NYSCA’s mailing list here and receive notification when professional development grant applications are available. 

Timeline

Deadline to apply for a conference scholarship is Friday, December 16, 2022

Scholarship recipients will be notified on Friday, January 13, 2023

Registration opens Monday, January 23, 2023


FAQ 

Which scholarship should I apply for?

→ My museum is located in Onondaga, Cayuga, Oswego, Cortland or Madison County.

Apply for the Central NY Community Foundation scholarship or if your operating budget is $250,000 or less and is history-related you can apply for the William G. Pomeroy Foundation scholarship.

→ This is my first MANY conference and I work for a museum with a budget under $250,000.

If your museum is history-related, apply for the William G. Pomeroy Foundation scholarship. If your museum is located on Long Island, apply for the Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation scholarship.

→ If I receive a scholarship, will my travel be reimbursed?

Yes! Thanks to our generous sponsors, up to $400 is eligible for travel reimbursement.* All travel reimbursement receipts and forms must be submitted to MANY no later than May 15, 2023. 

*Please note, up to $50 in travel reimbursement is available for Central NY Community Foundation scholarship recipients

How do I register for the conference if I'm a scholarship recipient? 

All scholarship recipients will be given a special registration code before registration opens on January 23, 2023. MANY staff will contact you regarding your workshop or special event registration.

Why does my supervisor/executive director/board president need to approve my application?

We ask for approval for your scholarship application from your supervisor, executive director, or board president in order to ensure that if awarded, scholarship recipients will be able to attend the conference.

The Museum Association of New York helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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