MARAC Meeting & Travel Awards

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) offers travel awards of $400 and $250 for attendance at our conference in Pittsburgh, April 14-16, 2016.

Scholarship funds may be used for conference registration, workshops, lodging, conference meals, and other travel expenses. Persons meeting the criteria outlined below are encouraged to apply.
QUALIFICATIONS: For this award, an individual must currently:
  • Be employed in the MARAC region in an archival or archives-related position, OR
  • Be enrolled as a graduate student in a program that includes courses in archival administration OR
  • Be a MARAC member in good standing 
TO APPLY: Submit a current resume, a cover letter including a statement of the expected benefits of attending the MARAC meeting, and a letter of reference from a person with knowledge of the applicant’s work or educational program. Send application materials to Laurie Sather, MARAC Education Committee Chair, at lsather@hagley.org.

DEADLINES: For the MARAC conference scholarship, the deadline for receipt of applications is February 29, 2016.


KAREN A. STUART LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTION WORKSHOP & CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE AWARD

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) offers awards for one full or half-day workshop, and conference registration, including the Friday Luncheon and Saturday Breakfast.
Named in memory of Karen A. Stuart, a Library of Congress archivist who had been head librarian at the Maryland Historical Society, this award is expressly aimed at those associated with Local History Collections. Active with MARAC on the Publications Committee and also as Maryland Caucus Chair, Karen maintained a life-long interest in local history and genealogy, respecting and encouraging the scholarly practice of each. In her career, she assisted thousands of researchers investigating Maryland local history, and through her guidance she also impacted the careers of local history practitioners throughout the state. Karen loved local history so it is fitting that this award bears her name as MARAC supports the professional growth of others dedicated to the field.
QUALIFICATIONS: Individuals must currently be associated with a local history collection that is open to the public on a regular basis in the MARAC region. Volunteers as well as paid staff would be eligible. Priority would be given to local history collections located in the meeting’s host city for the purpose of networking opportunities, but would not exclude other applicants.
APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a current resume, a cover letter describing their organization and demonstrating financial need, a statement of the expected benefits of attending, and one letter of reference from a person with knowledge of the applicant’s work.
TO APPLY: Send application materials to Laurie Sather, MARAC Education Committee Chair, at lsather@hagley.org
DEADLINES: For the Karen A. Stuart Local History Collection Workshop & Conference Attendance award, the deadline for receipt of applications is February 29, 2016.
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