Mentorship Program

STIPEND APPLICATIONS

The Florida Association of Museums Foundation strives to provide the highest level of educational services to museums throughout the entire state. However, sometimes museums are not able to participate because of budget restrictions or geographic location. This year we are pleased to offer the “John P. Daniels Professional Development Stipends” to museum staff to help defray the costs associated with attending the FAM Annual Conference.

Funding Source:  The program will be funded by a grant to the FAMF from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. The number of stipends awarded will be predicated upon the amount of grant funds made available.

Awards: There are five (5) types of stipends available. All stipends will be reimbursed after the conference. Only one (1) stipend per museum. Multiple stipends in each category can be awarded based on available funding. Not available with any other past credit. 

Type of Professional Development Stipends:

Speaker Stipend (deadline for these stipends is July 8, 2016)
  • An individual who is speaking at the 2016 conference and for whom staying at the conference for the full day when they are speaking is a financial hardship.

The stipend will cover one day conference registration fee. 

Emerging Museum Professional (EMP) Eligibility
  • An individual shall have worked in the museum field a total of ten (10) years or less at the time of the FAM Annual Conference.
  • The individual must reside in Florida and be working in a museum located in Florida.

Stipend will cover the full conference registration fee and provide a $300 travel allowance, which must be used to offset transportation and/or lodging costs. A travel allowance will only be provided for those staying at the conference hotel at least 3 nights.

Recipients of the EMP stipend will be asked to write a review of one session that they attended at the conference. This review may be included in the FAM newsletter and placed on the organizational website. 

Student Eligibility
  • A student must be enrolled in a Florida accredited college or university and have taken or is currently taking courses related to museum work (museum studies, history, science, art, education, business, etc.) and demonstrate a strong interest in a museum career.

OR

  • A student must reside in Florida and be enrolled in a national on-line accredited college or university and have taken or is currently taking courses related to museum work (museum studies, history, science, art, education, business, etc.) and demonstrate a strong interest in a museum career.

Stipend will cover the full conference registration fee and provide a $300 travel allowance, which must be used to offset transportation and/or lodging costs. A travel allowance will only be provided for those staying at the conference hotel at least 3 nights.

Recipients of the Student stipend will be asked to write a review of one session that they attended at the conference. This review may be included in the FAM newsletter and placed on the organizational website.  

Professionals in Transition with Financial Hardship
  • An individual who resides in Florida and is currently unemployed, and looking for a museum job that has previously worked or interned in a museum located in Florida. Those who have completed a degree related to museum work (museum studies, history, science, art, education, business, etc.) and demonstrate a strong interest in a museum career through their internships or volunteer work are eligible.

Stipend will cover the full conference registration fee and provide a $300 travel allowance, which must be used to offset transportation and/or lodging costs. A travel allowance will only be provided for those staying at the conference hotel at least 3 nights.

Recipients of the Professionals in Transition stipend will be asked to write an article with reflections on the conference for possible inclusion in the FAM newsletter and organizational website.

Small Museum Professional
  • An individual who is currently working in a small museum – defined as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) museum with an operating budget of less than $250,000.
  • The individual must reside in Florida and be working in a museum located in Florida.

Stipend will cover the full conference registration fee and provide a $300 travel allowance, which must be used to offset transportation and/or lodging costs. A travel allowance will only be provided for those staying at the conference hotel at least 3 nights.

Recipients of the Small Museum Professional stipend will be asked to write an article with reflections on the conference for possible inclusion in the FAM newsletter and organizational website. 

Application Deadline: First come first served. Speaker registration stipends are due July 8th. For the other stipends, 1st priority will be given to those that have already registered for the conference and who request a stipend by July 29th. 

Please note: The stipends are directly tied with overnight stays at the conference hotel because of the contractual agreement between FAM and the hotel.

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.


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