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Deadline: December 1, 2015

Institute of Museum and Library Services: Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries

The Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums program is a special funding opportunity within the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grants for Museums program. These small grants encourage museums to prototype and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Project results should offer valuable information to the museum field and the potential for improvement in the ways museums serve their communities.

Amount: Grants range from $10,000 to $25,000 and have a period of up to one year. Approximately six grants will be awarded.

Eligibility: Museums that fulfill the general 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/sparks-ignition-grants-museums

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