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Conference Professional Development Bursary

Mid-Career Professional Development Bursary

Emerging Professional Development Bursary

Purpose

  • Assistance with costs of travel, accommodation and registration fees

  • Activities: national and provincial museum conferences
  • Assistance with costs of travel, accommodation and registration fees

  • Activities: professional exchanges as well as courses, seminars, workshops, symposia, related museum studies programs not leading to an academic degree, specialized conferences
  • Assistance with costs of travel, accommodation and registration fees

  • Activities: short courses, seminars and workshops

Eligibility

Applicants:

  • Employed by public, non-profit museum, related institution/organization

  • Students registered full-time in museum studies or related program

Required experience:

  • Full-time: minimum 1 year

  • Part-time: minimum 2 years

  • Volunteers: at least 2 years

  • Full-time students for at least 2 years

Event duration:

  • at least 2 days

Applicants:

  • Full-time professionals employed by public, non-profit museum, related institution/organization

Required experience:

  • At least 5 years accumulated/consecutive museum experience

Event duration

  • At least 3 days

Applicants:

  • Employed by public, non-profit museum, related institution/organization

Required experience:

  • Full-time

  • Part-time: at least 1 year

  • Volunteers: at least 1 year

Event duration:

  • At least 1 full day

  • Up to $600 per event

  • Up to $800 if remote areas
  • Matches 50% of total eligible expenses up to a maximum of $1,500
  • Up to $500 per event

  • Up to $700 if remote areas

Eligible Expenses

  • Travel expenses, accommodation, per diem, and registration fee (Rate: according to Treasury Board Secretariat policies)

    Please note that only travel expenses can be claimed in a Conference bursary application for participation to any CMA conferences activity.

Frequency

  • 1 bursary per individual in any 24 month period (for museum related annual conferences)
  • 1 bursary per individual in any 12 month period
  • 1 bursary per individual in any 12 month period

Location

  • Canada
  • Canada and internationally
  • Canada

Application Supporting Materials

  • Completed application form

  • Detailed program agenda

  • Learning objectives

  • Employer/institution letter of support or copy of letter of acceptance for students

  • Résumé
    (For volunteers, include a statement of volunteer work, with description of work, dates and location(s)

  • Job description
  • Completed application form

  • Detailed program agenda

  • Learning objectives

  • Employer/institution letter of support

  • Résumé

  • Job description

  • Work plan for those individuals seeking funding for professional exchange
  • Completed application form

  • Detailed program agenda

  • Learning objectives

  • Employer/institution letter of support

  • Résumé
    (For volunteers, include a statement of volunteer work, with description of work, dates and location(s)

  • Job description

Claim Supporting Materials

  • Completed claim form

  • Original receipts

  • Proof of attendance

  • Evaluation questionnaire

  • 500 to 1000 word narrative report
  • Completed claim form

  • Original receipts

  • Proof of attendance

  • Evaluation questionnaire

  • 1500 word narrative report
  • Completed claim form

  • Original receipts

  • Proof of attendance

  • Evaluation questionnaire

  • 500 to 1000 word narrative report

Application Deadline

  • The bursary application including the required supporting material must be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the learning activity.
  • The bursary application including the required supporting material must be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the learning activity.
  • The bursary application including the required supporting material must be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the learning activity.

Claim Deadline

  • The bursary must be claimed no later than 30 days after completion of the learning activity upon submission of the claim supporting materials.
  • The bursary must be claimed no later than 30 days after completion of the learning activity upon submission of the claim supporting materials.
  • The bursary must be claimed no later than 30 days after completion of the learning activity upon submission of the claim supporting materials.

Other

  • Applicant’s commitment to share learning knowledge and experience.
  • Applicant’s commitment to share learning knowledge and experience as conference speaker or by writing article in Muse.