Monday, January 4, 2010

Grants - IMLS 21st Century Museum Professionals

21st Century Museum Professionals Grant Applications

December 22, 2009

IMLS Press Contacts
Jeannine Mjoseth,
Mamie Bittner,

IMLS Calls for
21st Century Museum Professionals Grant Applications
Application Deadline: March 15, 2010

Washington, DC-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. Click here
for descriptions of the awarded proposals from 2009.

Applicants may request from $15,000 - $500,000 for a grant period of up
to three years. The application deadline is March 15, 2010. Downloadable
guidelines and fill-in forms are available on the IMLS Web site.

IMLS has scheduled two audio-conference calls to give prospective
applicants opportunities to ask IMLS staff questions pertaining to 21st
Century Museum Professionals Grants:

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Check the website for details and the toll-free conference call number.
Applicants are encouraged to contact program staff with their questions.

Program Contacts:

Christopher J. Reich, Senior Program Officer
Phone: 202-653-4685

Twinet G. Kimbrough, Program Specialist
Phone: 202/653-4703

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of
federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.
The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that
connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the
national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to
sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and
innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about
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