Sunday, January 03, 2010

Grants for Organizations Enhancing the Development of Many Museums' Staffs

From The Foundation Center...

Deadline: March 15, 2010

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

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is calling for proposals from museums, museum service organizations, and universities for projects that will 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.

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. Additionally, IMLS encourages applicants to review its report, "Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills," and respond with project proposals that address competence in such 21st century skill areas as information, communications, and technology literacy; critical thinking; problem solving; creativity; civic literacy; and global awareness.

Applicants may request from $15,000 to $500,000 each for a grant period of up to three years.

Visit the IMLS Web site for complete program information.

Link to Complete RFP

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