Applications for the ADFAS Midcareer Scholarship are now open. The award is made possible by the support of ADFAS (Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) for conservation in Australia through the Patricia Robertson Fund (PRF).

In 2020, ADFAS is offering one award of $2000 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: 9 June 2020

Applications close: 31 July 2020

Application process:

Applicants will be required to fill out the application form available here and need to be a 2019/2020 current financial member of the AICCM (with the intention to renew for the 2020 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 2021.

2. Submit an article of approximately 400 words by 1 July 2021 to inform both the ADFAS membership and the AICCM e-News readers of the benefits of receiving the scholarship.

3. Present a lecture at the local society of ADFAS or AICCM about how the scholarship was used (by 1 December 2021).

Please refer to the application form for the guidelines.

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