No Maps on My Taps (1979) Courtesy: Milestone Films (link:

Travel Grants

To broaden participation in the annual Conference, AMIA has developed a travel grant program to help defray costs and encourage attendance for those who might not otherwise be able to attend.  Travel grants are funded through the generosity of AMIA members and donors.

Application deadline:  September 4, 2018

Details for each travel grant are listed below.  You may apply to more than one travel grant, but each recipient will receive only one grant.

Travel Grants are open to members and to those who engage or plan to engage with the AMIA community.  While past funding recipients are eligible to apply, consideration is given to those who have not recently received funding.

Grant recipients will be notified by September 24, 2018.

AMIA Community Fund

The AMIA Community Fund was established to pay tribute to the work of AMIA members, and offer colleagues, friends and families a way to honor contributions to the moving image field. The Fund provides grants of up to $1,000 for travel to the annual Conference.  The Community Fund is funded through members and donors, and not through the general AMIA budget. The number of travel grants each year is based on donations received.

Consider a donation the Community Fund!  Your donation is an opportunity to support the work of colleagues, friends, and professionals who ensure that our media culture is accessible today and tomorrow.

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival Travel Grant

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival Travel Grant was established to help develop new media archivists, the caretakers of our film heritage.  The Grant offers $1,000 to cover travel funding for the AMIA Annual Conference as well as registration to the annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival.  The grant is intended for those entering the field, new professionals and students, and AMIA members are eligible.

LAC Group/PRO-TEK Vaults Student Travel Grant

The LAC Group/PRO-TEK Vaults Student Travel Grant was established to help students network with colleagues and engage with professionals in the field at the annual conference.  The grant provides up to $1,000 in travel funding for a student to attend the annual Conference.  In addition, the recipient will be invited to spend a day at PRO-TEK in Los Angeles speaking with experts and touring the facility.

The Carolyn Hauer NxNW International Fund

The Carolyn Hauer International NxNW Fund is dedicated to promoting internationalism within AMIA.  Established in 2004 in honor of the late Carolyn Hauer, the fund provides travel grants to conference presenters from developing areas.  The Fund also provides individual and institutional memberships to institutions from developing areas.