Sunday, January 11, 2009

Grants for Multiple Museums' Staff Who Are Training To Enhance Their Professional Development

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From The Foundation Center...

Institute of Museum and Library Services Calls for 21st Century Museum Professionals Grant Applications

Deadline: March 16, 2009

The Institute of Museum and Library Services ( ) is calling for proposals from museums, museum service organizations, and universities for projects designed to enhance
the professional development of museum staff. The 21st Century Museum Professionals grants are intended to have an impact on multiple institutions by reaching broad groups of museum professionals throughout the nation's cities, counties, states, and regions.

Funding will support projects involving core management skills such as planning, leadership, finance, program design, partnership, and evaluation. Projects may also focus on collections
care and management, interpretation, marketing and audience development, staff retention, visitor services, governance, and other areas of museum operations.

Applicants may request from $15,000 to $500,000 each for a grant extending up to three years.
Program guidelines are available on the IMLS Web site. RFP Link:

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