Award: Recipients will receive complimentary conference registration and are eligible to have expenses covered for roundtrip airfare and lodging at the conference hotel. Air travel and hotel reservations will be made directly by fellowship coordinators in consultation with awardees.
Eligibility: Fellowships will be awarded to senior-level undergraduate, graduate students, or emerging museum professionals. Preference will be given to applicants travelling from areas historically underrepresented in MAC conference attendance (typically Dutch, French, and Spanish speaking regions) and/or those with demonstrated financial hardship. Applicants will be evaluated based on leadership potential, academic/professional experience, and barriers to attendance. Employees of the Smithsonian Institution are not eligible for this award.
The 2017 Museums Association of the Caribbean Annual Conference & General Meeting, as well as the Smithsonian NMAAHC Fellows Program, are a joint collaboration between the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Association of African American Museums.
To begin application process, please click on “Register” on the left and follow the instructions.
You will be asked to prepare the following for submission:
1. A statement (750 words or less) answering the following question: How does your work (as a student, intern, or museum professional) advance the work of your organization or community and connect people and ideas on a larger scale?
2. An estimate of the cost for you to attend the conference (airfare, hotel, registration) and a short statement (250 words or less) describing any financial or administrative barriers to your attendance at the conference.
3. A resume or CV for upload.
4. A letter of support (not to exceed 400 words) from a current supervisor or professor for upload.
Please do not begin the submission process until all of these components are ready. Thank you.