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Scholarships

AMIA believes that the education and training of moving image archivists is not only central to AMIA's role as a professional association, but essential to the long-term survival of our moving image heritage.  AMIA offers four scholarships and a research Internship each year to students entering the field. Application deadlines are May 15th.

Sony Pictures, Rick Chace Foundation, Universal Studios Preservation Scholarships

  • Sony Pictures Scholarship
  • The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship
  • Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship

AMIA administers the first scholarship program of its kind designed specifically for students wishing to pursue careers in moving image archiving. Currently the program awards three annual scholarships - the Sony Pictures Scholarship, The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship, and the Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship. These scholarships - each in the amount of $4,000 - are given as financial assistance to students of merit who intend to pursue careers in moving image archiving. The funds are sent directly to the recipients' educational institutions to help cover the costs of tuition or registration fees. Students from any country may apply.


The 2017 George Blood LP Women in Audiovisual Archiving and Technology Scholarship

The George Blood, L.P. Women in Audiovisual Archiving Scholarship is designed to facilitate the advanced education and training of women who wish to pursue careers in technical areas of audiovisual archives. The scholarship is a result of the 2016 “Women in Tech” panel at the annual conference.  George Blood asked panel organizers “How can we get past the talk – what can I DO?”  This scholarship is a result of that discussion. 

The $4,000 scholarship is flexible in its structure, with a minimum of $3,000 applied to tuition, but the option to apply $1,000 towards travel to the annual conference.  The scholarship is open to students who have an interest or experience in technical areas of the field, identify as women, and are enrolled in graduate-level or advanced programs (or accepted into such a program for the next academic year). 

For more information on the scholarship and to apply, click here.

 

The Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research

The Image Permanence Institute is a university-based, nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. IPI was founded in 1985 through the combined efforts and sponsorship of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T).

The purpose of the IPI Internship is to give a student of merit who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research.


 

A list of AMIA Awards, Scholarship, Fellowship and Internship Recipients.

A list of Community Fund travel grant recipients.

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