Going to Nome for your first-ever Museums Alaska/Alaska Historical Society Conference?

If yes, then you are eligible to apply for this Museums Alaska Regional Conference Attendance Award. The Alaska State Museum will provide $500 to help defray conference expenses for 10 museum staff members (2 from each of Alaska’s five regions) to attend the annual conference to be held September 12-15, 2018 in Nome. The Alaska State Library received a $5,000 grant when it was awarded the 2017 IMLS National Medal for Library and Museum Services. We are using this IMLS grant to help people in Alaskan museums attend the 2018 annual conference in Nome.

To be eligible for this award, you must be working in or associated with a museum within Alaska and you must NOT have attended a previous Museums Alaska conference. Reimbursement is limited to up to $500 in actual conference-related costs. The applicant should apply for the award online and is required to pay all conference-related costs, then apply for reimbursement after the conference using the attached form. Awards cannot be divided among multiple museum staff members. The Alaska State Museum will reimburse actual costs only after the Alaska Museums Conference has ended and the reimbursement form and short final report have been submitted. The deadline to submit the reimbursement and final report is September 24, 2018. Reimbursement checks will be issued to the applicant’s museum, NOT the applicant.

Regional Attendance awards are available on a first come, first serve basis, so apply promptly!

To apply, visit http://library-alaska.libsurveys.com/AKMuseums2018

Deadline to apply is August 24, 2018