Research and Continuing Education Grants for Alumni
The Society of Winterthur Fellows seeks to foster the professional development of Winterthur conservation and material culture alumni through grants for research and continuing education. Funds may be used to defray costs related to meetings, seminars, workshops, etc., and for research and special projects.
Beyond the grant outlined here, the SOWF is currently working to develop a new funding stream to enable paid internships for smaller cultural institutions and business owners where a need is identified. Our goal is to increase the number of paid training opportunities within the cultural heritage sector, specifically targeting cases that increase diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. Stay tuned for more information!
Criteria for Review
Applicants must be current members of the Society of Winterthur Fellows. Click here to join or renew.
Usefulness of project or continuing education program to the applicant and/or to the field of conservation or material culture
Qualifications of applicants to conduct project or attend the continuing education program
Ability of applicant to disseminate outcomes of the project (publication, teaching, presentations, etc.)
Appropriateness of budget for proposed project
Completeness of application, including two letters of support
Application Process, Deadlines & Report
Download the a writeable PDF of the application form here.
Secure one letter of support and have it sent directly to the Society of Winterthur Fellows Grant Administrator at email@example.com. Make sure the letter clearly indicates your name as applicant.
Application deadlines are November 1 and May 1 of each calendar year. Notifications will be made as soon as possible.
Research or continuing education travel should be scheduled 3 to 12 months after the application deadline.
Grant recipients are required to submit a final report to the Grant Administrator comprising a 500-1,000 word narrative and at least three images within 60 days of completion of the project or educational program. Reports can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reports may be published in part or in full by the Society of Winterthur Fellows, including posting on the Society's website or distributed through social media platforms.
Please contact the Grants Administrator at email@example.com for any questions regarding the grant program.
Header: Globe (pocket globe), Holbrooks Apparatus Manufacturing Company (1800-1815), Connecticut River Valley. Hand-colored etching on paper, wood. Winterthur Museum, 1967.0522. Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont.