Christopher P. Robinson International Preservation Trades Exchange Scholarship
To ensure Chris’s legacy lives on, The Preservation Trades Network (PTN) in partnership with the Family and Friends of Chris Robinson are pleased to announce they are accepting applications for the 1st round of Christopher P. Robinson International Preservation Trades Exchange Scholarships.

Scholarship Details: Two (2) scholarships up to $2500 each for the tuition and travel expenses for craftspeople and trades workers to participate in international cross-cultural exchanges will be awarded. These exchanges are to be designed to increase the awareness of traditional trade skills, preservation knowledge, conservation techniques, and understanding of traditional building materials and their relations to the built environment.

These experiences could range from spending time apprenticing under an international master trades person working on an exciting project to participating in Historic Environment Scotland Building Conservation program at the HES Engine Shed in Stirling. A partnership between the Preservation Trades Network and Historic Environment Scotland has been established for providing this access and slots into this program.

For the purpose of this scholarship, traditional trades is defined as the construction skills needed to preserve historic structures, such as brick and stone masonry, timber framing, log building, traditional roofing, wood joinery, plasterwork, painting, blacksmithing and similar trades.

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1. Name and Phone *
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2. Current Employment or Education Program *
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3. International Program or Experience of Interest (Ex. Building Conservation Summer School at the Engine Shed) *
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4. Estimated budget for participation using government per diem rates. (tuition, air fare, lodging, meals, ground transportation, etc) *
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5. Is your participation dependent upon receiving this scholarship? *
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6. What is your current experience with traditional trades and/or historic preservation? *
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7. Please describe in your own words how you plan to utilize the new knowledge and skills you will gain from this experience to advance yourself, others and the care of historic structures or trades? *
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