ca. 1974 American Universities Field Staff Faces of Change film series : Bolivia Produced by Norman Miller and filmed by Hubert Smith and Neil Reichline Norman Miller Film Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution

Scholarships

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

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.

 

Scholarship applications are now open  – deadline June 1, 2020.

Please note that during this time of “Stay at Home” it is preferable that transcripts and recommendation letters be submitted electronically to kkersels@amianet.org.  If your institution or recommenders are unable to send electronically, please email Kristina Kersels at kkersels@amianet.org.

2019 Recipients

  • IPI Internship – Maria Laura Mastantuono
  • George Blood Women in Technology Scholarship – Aparna Subramanian, NYU
  • Sony Pictures Scholarship – Ricardo Johnson, University of Arizona
  • Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship – Julia Davila Coppedge, University of Texas, Austin
  • Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship – Helyx Horwitz, Drexel University

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.

The application for 2020 will be posted in March.

deg farrelly Memorial/Alexander Street Press AMIA/FMRT Media Librarian Scholarship

The scholarship is to be given once a year to a Masters degree candidate in Library Science who intends to work professionally with media collections in libraries. The purpose is to provide financial assistance and encouragement to developing media librarians. This scholarship honors the legacy of deg farrelly and his commitment to media librarianship, and the preservation of and access to media materials – a commitment shared by both AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists) and FMRT (the ALA Film & Media Round Table).

The Scholarship is administered by ALA. 

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 Internship was awarded 2006-2019.