The Association of Moving Image Archivists is an international organization committed to preserving and using moving image media. Although this isn’t exactly what you’d think of if you hear the term “museum,” they play an important role in remembering history. Their Archivist work to preserve, restore and make historical films accessible for the public to view. AMIA even offers a highly competitive fellowship in cooperation with the Eastman Kodak Company- the Kodak Fellowship. This fellowship aims at giving students financial aid for education, experience through a highly involved internship, and introducing students to the film archive community. One student per year is accepted for this award. The winning recipient gets a $4,000 scholarship for the upcoming academic year, free registration to the AMIA Conference along with travel and living expenses, and a four-week internship at Kodak- they will also pay for your transportation and housing, AND pay you an hourly wage!
The Hagley/Winterthur Fellowship Programs: These fellowships are intended to support serious scholarly work. They enable individuals to pursue advanced study and research in the collections of both Hagley and Winterthur. They are available to both degree candidates and senior scholars, as well as applicants without advanced degrees. Applications are welcome from scholars and writers working independently as well as college and university teachers, librarians, archivists, museum curators, and scholars from fields other than the humanities. Fellowship recipients are required to spend their time in residence at Hagley and Winterthur, or at least to travel there on a regular and consistent basis. Low-cost rental accommodations may be available at both institutions. As much as possible, recipients should be prepared to devote their full time to the fellowship for the duration of their appointment. The fellowship program is also valuable for the collegial association it provides. As centers for advanced study in the humanities, Hagley and Winterthur are focal points for a community of scholars. Fellows are expected to participate in seminars which meet at both institutions, as well as attend noontime colloquia, lectures, concerts, exhibits, and other public programs offered during their tenure. Stipends are for a minimum of one month and a maximum of six months at no more than $1,200 per month.
The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship (named in honor of Rick Chace) was established in 2002. To be eligible for the award, a student: * must be enrolled FULL TIME in a graduate-level or other advanced program in moving image studies or production, library or information services, archival administration, museum studies or a related discipline; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year; and * must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her most recent academic program. Students from any country may apply. Important factors in the selection of the scholarship recipients include: a students commitment to pursuing a career in moving image archiving; the quality of a students academic record; and the strength of a students program of study as it applies to moving image archiving.
The Lemelson Center Fellowship Program: This program supports projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. These include, but are not limited to, historical research and documentation projects resulting in publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, and multimedia products. The program provides access to the expertise of the Smithsonian’s research staff and the vast invention and technology collections of the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The NMAH Archives Center documents both individuals and firms across a range of time periods and subject areas.
Smithsonian Postgraduate Fellowship in Conservation of Museum Collections Program: This fellowship program is offered by the Smithsonian Institution to provide opportunities for recent graduates of masters programs in art and archaeological conservation or the equivalent or conservation scientists, including those at the postdoctoral level, who wish to conduct research and gain further training in Smithsonian conservation laboratories for conservation of objects in museum collections.
Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program – *For Undergraduate Students: Historic Deerfield, Inc. invites college juniors and seniors to apply for its nine-week, tuition-free Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture. Located in the scenic Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Historic Deerfield is the perfect place to explore New England and regional history, material culture and museum studies.