The Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board (CHRAB) is happy to announce this year's funding opportunities from National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for continuing education scholarships in archival studies. Three scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to applicants interested in attending in or out of state courses - including online courses, professional conferences, and workshops - offered by accredited institutions such as the Society of American Archivists (SAA) or the American Library Association (ALA). Special consideration will be given towards applicants interested in courses on digital preservation and access. Funds will be available for courses or conferences attended from July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022. Applications will be accepted until funds run out. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.
Previous scholarships have been awarded to fund activities such as online courses like the Digital Curation Series available at Library Juice Academy; in-person courses such as SAA's DAS course, Digital Forensics for Archivists; and attending conferences such as the 2019 SAA conference in Austin, Texas and the 2019 American Association for State and Local History Annual conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Awarded funds can be used for reimbursement of registration fees, hotels, travel, and other expenses. Individuals receiving funding will be required to write a blog post summarizing their experience and how they intend to apply their new knowledge. The blog post will be posted on the Colorado State Archives website to be shared with the archival community in the state. It is encouraged that awardees also submit a short article to the Society of American Archivist's (SRMA's) newsletter.
Interested archivists in Colorado and information professionals with an interest in improving their professional development in archives are encouraged to apply. Applications are open from March 15, 2021 to June 1, 2022.
To apply, please follow the instructions and fill out the application form here:
Questions about applying? Please email CHRAB@state.co.us or call 303-866-5689