Travel Grants UMAC Miami 2018: GENERAL CALL

UMAC offers a limited number of small grants (up to 400 EUR) to complement travel and accommodation costs to the 18th UMAC Annual Conference at the University of Miami, Florida, USA, 21-24 June 2018.

You are eligible to the UMAC Travel Grants if:
- you are a UMAC individual member, you have a permanent job with a UMAC institutional member, or you are a PhD student developing research on university museums, collections or a related topic
- you are presenting a paper in Miami
- you have paid ICOM membership fees for the past 3 years (2015-2017) or if you have paid ICOM membership fees for 2017 and 2018 (in case you are a new member)
- you have not received a ICOM or UMAC travel grant for the past 3 years (2015-2017)

All awards are made through a competitive process, and are based on demonstrated financial need and merit.
preference will be given to candidates from UMAC strategic geopolitical regions (Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East).

The grant should be used for travel and accommodation costs only. 
Grant recipients who have claimed funds in advance but do not attend the proposed event will be required to repay the grant in full.
Grant recipients may be asked to assist the conference organisers during the conference; information on specific expectations will be communicated after the selection process is complete.
The support of ICOM and UMAC should be acknowledged in the presentation.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED (to be sent separately to UMAC Secretary:
- Current Curriculum Vitae, indicating training, work experience, publications, as well as current work responsibilities within your institution (max. 2 pages)
- 500 word motivation letter for attending the annual conference, justifying the need and how attendance will benefit your career goals
- Letter of support from your PhD supervisor (if applicable)
- Letter of support from the Director of your institution, in case you are applying with a UMAC Institutional Member


Any questions?
Please write Barbara Rothermel, UMAC Vice-President:

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