Grants For Attendance

We hope to encourage attendance from members who are at different stages of their career including students and early career professionals. Details of grants currently available are listed below. Further grants will be announced shortly. 

The Brommelle Memorial fund: Help for Student Members of IIC

- application deadline extended!

The deadline for applications to the Brommelle Memorial Fund for the 2018 Congress has been extended to 22nd May!

This fund was established in 1990 in memory of Norman Brommelle, who was Secretary-General of IIC between 1958 and 1988. The fund is used to provide assistance for students of conservation who wish to attend the Institute’s international congresses. Students are defined as those enrolled in a full-time course of conservation training leading to a recognised academic qualification. Students may apply at any time during their course of study, including their final year or internship. Applicants must be a currently paid-up member of IIC. In order to spread funding over as wide a geographical area as possible, it may be necessary to restrict the number of recipients from any one organisation.

Successful applicants will be required to submit a short report of their participation at the 2018 Congress afterwards. The Fund will normally provide only a part of the total cost of attending the congress and it is important that students should attempt to obtain additional funding from elsewhere. Successful applicants will receive not less than the amount of the Congress Fee. Applications must be received at the IIC office by 22 May 2018 and successful recipients will be advised by the end of May.

The application form can be downloaded at the bottom of this web page, or a paper version obtained from the IIC office. Send the completed form by post or fax to IIC together with a copy of your CV and a signed letter of support from your course supervisor. Applications will be accepted in English only.

Getty Foundation Grants 

Thanks to the generosity of the Getty Foundation we are able to offer a limited number of grants to enable practising conservators to attend the IIC 2018 Congress in Turin.
Application for Getty Foundation grants to the 2018 IIC Congress is open to individuals currently in employment in either a public or a private capacity from any country not part of Western Europe, North America, Australasia or Japan and is subject to the regulations of the Getty Foundation. These grants are not available to students, nor to recipients of other IIC-managed grants related to attendance at this IIC Congress.

How to apply

There is no formal application form for these grants.  Instead you will need to send to the IIC office an application made up of three things:

  1. A brief statement (up to 250 words, in English) describing how attendance at the Congress would be of benefit to you and to conservation in your country
  2. A copy of your current CV (curriculum vitae) with your full name and contact details / home postal address
  3. A signed letter of support from one senior professional conservator, who should be named, with their affiliations and full contact details.

Applications will be accepted in English only.  Applications will be accepted by post, fax or email and should be received by the 31st May 2018 - please see the contact details on the IIC web-site at https://www.iiconservation.org/node/1253 

Criteria for selection will include:

  • The current involvement of the applicant in conservation
  • The relevance of the Congress theme to her/his current work
  • The potential benefit to her/his career
  • The potential benefit to conservation of cultural heritage in her/his country

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified as soon as a decision has been made.  Successful applicants will be informed of the arrangements for payment of the grant.

After the Congress

Successful applicants are required to submit a short report of their participation, after their return home, to IIC; this will then be sent on to the Getty Foundation.

 

The Gabo Trust

As with previous IIC Congresses, we are delighted to have the participation of the Gabo Trust for Sculpture Conservation in the 2018 Turin Congress. The theme of the 2018 Congress, ‘Preventive Conservation: The State of the Art’, is particularly relevant to the work of the Gabo Trust.

How to apply

Application requirements and details may be found at the Gabo Trust web-site: http://www.gabotrust.org/grants-and-applications/travelgrantsandresearch... a first enquiry is made by using the Gabo Trust’s web-site ‘Contact us’ section. Please note that the deadline for applications to the Gabo Trust is 31 May 2018 and that applicants need not be members of the IIC

Tru Vue

Thanks to the generosity of Tru Vue, we are able to offer a very limited number of grants each of US$1,000 (subject to confirmation) to assist the attendance of practising conservators to attend the Congress. These grants are not available to students nor to recipients of other IIC-managed grants related to attendance at the IIC 2018 Congress. Application is open to individuals from any part of the world currently in employment in heritage conservation in either a public or a private capacity. Payment of these grants will be made after the end of the 2018 Congress, on the presentation to the IIC Office of receipts by and for the grant recipient for travel and accommodation costs in relation to their the grant recipient’s participation at the 2018 IIC Congress that are equal to or greater in value than the US$1,000 (subject to confirmation) grant sum available.

How to apply

There is no formal application form for these grants. Instead you will need to send to the IIC office an application made up of three things:

  1. A brief statement (up to 250 words, in English) describing how attendance at the Congress would be of benefit to you and to conservation in your country
  2. A copy of your current CV (curriculum vitae) with your full name and contact details / home postal address
  3. A signed letter of support from one senior professional conservator, who should be named, with their affiliations and full contact details

Applications will be accepted in English only. Applications will be accepted by post, fax or email and should be received by the 27th April 2018. Criteria for selection will include:

  • The current involvement of the applicant in conservation
  • The relevance of the Congress theme to her/his current work
  • The potential benefit to her/his career
  • The potential benefit to conservation of cultural heritage in her/his country.

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified as soon as a decision has been made. Successful applicants will be informed of the arrangements for payment of the grant.

After the Congress

As well as payment of these grants, following 2018 Congress, successful applicants are required to submit a short report of their participation at Congress to IIC. A copy of this report will then be sent on to the funding body such as Tru Vue , as well as retained by IIC. We would also like to work with participants to adapt reports to feature in future issues of News in Conservation.