Applications for the ADFAS Midcareer Scholarships are now open. Two awards are being presented, the ADFAS Mid-career Conservator Scholarship and the The ADFAS Armidale Mid-Career Conservator Scholarship.

The awards are made possible by the generous support of ADFAS (Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) for conservation in Australia through the Patricia Robertson Fund (PRF) and the ADFAS Armidale Branch.

The awards are for $2000 each, for a midcareer conservator with minimum ten years practice to undertake professional development opportunities including, but not limited to, attendance at a conservation conference or workshop, use towards publication of research, development of an innovative technique or material.

Applications do not need to revolve around travel or training and previous applicants can reapply and ALL Members with 10 yrs experience can apply (except for President and Membership Services Officer). 10yrs + is flexible … your mid-career may be someone else’s retirement!

Details regarding the application are outlined below:

Applications open: 16 August 2021

Applications close: 17 September 2021

Application process:

Applicants will be required to fill out the application form available here and need to be a 2021current financial member of the AICCM (with the intention to renew for the 2022 calendar year).

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprising the ADFAS and AICCM representatives. Selection will be based on both the benefit of the award to development of the recipient’s career and the benefit to the AICCM and profession.

Recipients will be required to:

1. Submit a report or PowerPoint presentation to the Association of ADFAS AGM by 1 March 2022.

2. Submit an article of approximately 400 words by 1 July 2022 to inform both the ADFAS membership and the AICCM e-News readers of the benefits of receiving the scholarship.

3. Present a lecture to the local society of ADFAS or AICCM about how the scholarship was used (by 1 December 2022).

Please refer to the application form for the guidelines.

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