Funding

The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) has scholarship opportunities available for this year’s Western Archivists Meeting (WAM), in San Francisco, California on April 21-25, 2020. The intention of these scholarships is to help offset expenses for those persons meeting the criteria listed below.

Qualifications:

  • Be employed in the CIMA region (AZ, UT, NV, ID, WY, NM)
    OR
  • Be enrolled as a student in a program that includes library classes, archival classes, or a related discipline.

Steve Wood CIMA Meeting Scholarship
This is a $500.00 scholarship offered once each year. Funds from this scholarship may be used for registration to the annual CIMA Meeting, including joint conferences and the Western Archivists Meeting, workshops offered as part of the conference, conference meals, and travel expenses.

Professional Development Scholarship
This is a scholarship offered once each year up to $500.00, depending on the availability of funds. The Professional Development Scholarship is for early career archivists, who have been working in the archives profession for less than five years. Funds from this scholarship may be used for registration to the annual CIMA Meeting, including joint conferences and the Western Archivists Meeting, workshops offered as part of the conference, conference meals, and travel expenses.

Student Scholarship
This is a scholarship offered once each year up to $500.00, depending on the availability of funds. The Student Scholarship is specifically for those currently enrolled as a student in a program that includes library, archival classes, or a related discipline. Funds from this scholarship may be used for registration to the annual CIMA Meeting, including joint conferences and the Western Archivists Meeting, workshops offered as part of the conference, conference meals, and travel expenses.

Application Process
Please fill in the scholarship application and include the following information:

  • 250-word cover letter including a statement of the expected benefits of attending the CIMA meeting, and why an employing institution would not be able to assist with travel funding;
  • letter of reference from a person with knowledge of the applicant’s work or educational program;
  • current résumé.

Deadlines
Applications must be submitted by February 21, 2020.

Further information
Grant and scholarship recipients will be asked to submit a report on their experience following the conference which will be published in the CIMA Newsletter.

For questions and additional information
Please contact the current chair of the Education and Training Committee referenced below. Send grant and scholarship applications via e-mail to ryanelle@isu.edu .
Also, please send a hard copy by fax or mail to the Education and Training Committee:

Ellen M. Ryan
Eli M. Oboler Library
Idaho State University
851 S. 9th Avenue Stop 8089
Pocatello, Idaho 83209

(208) 282-3608
ryanelle@isu.edu

Donations

CIMA programs are an important element in developing the archival profession in the Inter-mountain region. But, they are very expensive, and your support is requested. A donation to CIMA is a contribution to a rich legacy and tradition within the archival profession. Donations may be made in any amount.

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