Explorers and scientists hiking a glacier in Southeast Alaska, 1926. William O. Field Papers, AAF-21001 (still image from film), Alaska Film Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks. http://library.uaf.edu/film-archives

Scholarships & Internships

AMIA believes that the education and training of moving image archivists is essential to the long-term survival of our moving image heritage.

2018 Recipients

IPI Internship – Sandra Kunze
George Blood Women in Technology Scholarship – Brianna Toth
Sony Pictures Scholarship – Sigridur Regina Sigurthorsdottir
Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship – Adam Foster
Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship – Adam Abouaccar

2019 Applications will Open in February, 2019

Scholarships

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 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.

The George Blood 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 $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.

Scholarship Applications

AMIA’s Awards & Scholarship Committee administers AMIA’s scholarships, accepting applications beginning in February of each year.  The application deadline is May 15.