Grants for attendance and the IIC Keck Award

Applications for 2016 Congress grants have now closed

The Brommelle Memorial fund: Help for Student Members of IIC

This IIC 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 Student members of IIC who attend the Institute’s international congresses. Applicants for the grants are required to be enrolled in a full-time course of conservation training leading to a recognised academic qualification. Students may apply for this funding at any time during their course of study, including their final year or internship.

These grants are not available to recipients of other IIC-managed grants related to attendance at the IIC 2016 Congress. As the fund can offer only limited support, it is not expected that these grants will cover the whole costs of attending the Congress and recipients should obtain additional funding from elsewhere.

What the Brommelle Memorial Fund grants offered for the 2016 Congress
• A grant of £250 + the cost of registration awarded to 10 students whose applications are successful.
• A grant of £250 + the cost of registration awarded to one author of each student poster accepted for display at the 2016 Los Angeles Congress (only one grant is payable to any one individual).

After the Congress
As well as payment of these grants after the end of the 2016 Congress, successful applicants were required to submit a short report (300 words minimum) on their participation, after their return home, to IIC.

The Gabo Trust

As with previous IIC Congresses, we were delighted to have the participation of the Gabo Trust in the 2016 Los Angeles Congress. The theme of the 2016 Congress Saving the Now: Crossing Boundaries to Conserve Contemporary Works was particularly relevant to the work of the Gabo Trust.

Gabo Trust’s web-site ‘Contact us’ section.

Application for 2016 Congress Gabo Trust grants has now closed - the last application date was by 31st May 2016.

The Getty Foundation

Thanks to the generosity of the Getty Foundation we were able to offer a limited number of grants to enable practising conservators to attend the Congress. These grants were not available to students nor to recipients of other IIC-managed grants related to attendance at the IIC 2016 Congress.

Application was open to individuals from any country not part of Western Europe, North America, Australasia or Japan, currently in employment in either a public or a private capacity. For this Congress, applications were particularly welcomed from south and central America and the Caribbean.

Application for 2016 Congress Getty Foundation grants has now closed - the last application date was by 31st May 2016.

Criteria for selection included:
• 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.

After the Congress
Successful applicants were required to submit a short report of their participation, after their return home, to IIC; this was then sent on to the Getty Foundation.

Tru Vue

Thanks to the generosity of Tru Vue, we were able to offer several grants each of US$1,000 to assist practising conservators to attend the Congress.

These grants were not available to students nor to recipients of other IIC-managed grants related to attendance at the IIC 2016 Congress. Application was 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 were made after the end of the 2016 Congress, on the presentation to the IIC Office of receipts for travel and accommodation costs in relation to the grant recipient’s participation at the 2016 IIC Congress that were equal to or greater in value than the US$1,000 grant sum available.

Application for 2016 Congress Tru Vue grants has now closed - the last application date was by 31st May 2016.

Criteria for selection included:
• 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.

After the Congress
As well as payment of these grants after the end of the 2016 Congress, successful applicants were required to submit a short report of their participation, after their return home, to IIC. A copy of this report was sent to Tru Vue, as well as retained by IIC.

The IIC Keck Award 2016

Nominations for the 2016 award have now closed.

Every two years an award is offered to the individual or group who, in the opinion of IIC Council, has done most to further the public appreciation of the work of the conservation profession. The award consists of a certificate and a cash prize of £1000, presented at the biennial IIC Congress. Details of award winners can be found here.