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Institute of Museum and Library Services: National Leadership Grants for Museums

Deadline: December 1, 2015

National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. National Leadership Grants for Museums has three project categories:

  1. Learning Experiences: Supports the unique ability of museums to empower people of all ages through experiential learning and discovery. Successful projects provide high-quality, inclusive educational opportunities that address particular audience needs.
  2. Community Anchors: Promotes the role of museums as essential partners in addressing the needs of their communities by leveraging their expertise, knowledge, physical space, technology, and other resources. These projects strive to create a better quality of life within communities.
  3. Collections Stewardship: Supports the exemplary management, care, and conservation of museum collections. Projects address a clearly articulated and well-documented need and contribute to the long-term preservation of materials entrusted to the museum’s care.

Amount: Grants range from $50,000 to $500,000 and have a period of up to three years. Approximately 25 grants will be made.

Eligibility: Museums that fulfill the eligibility criteria for museums may apply (see http://www.imls.gov/applicants/museums.aspx). Public or private nonprofit agencies, organizations, or associations that engage in activities designed to advance museums and the museum profession may also apply. In addition, institutions of higher education, including public and non-profit universities, are eligible.

Link: http://www.imls.gov/grants/available/national-leadership-grants-museums

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