AMIA believes that the education and training of moving image archivists is not only central to AMIA’s role as a professional association, but essential to the long-term survival of our moving image heritage.
AMIA offers three scholarships and a research Internship each year to students entering the field. Application deadlines are May 15th.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists is now accepting applications for its 2015 Scholarship Program. Three scholarships will be awarded: the Sony Pictures Scholarship, The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship and the Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship.
Each student selected as a Scholarship recipient will receive a $4,000 scholarship for the 2015-2016
academic year. Funds will be sent to the student’s educational institution and credited toward tuition
and/or registration fees. In addition, each recipient will receive complimentary registration to the 2015 AMIA Annual Conference.
To be considered for a scholarship, an applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements.
1. The applicant must be enrolled full time in a graduate-level or other advanced program in moving
image studies, library or information science, archival administration, museum studies or a related
discipline; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year.
2. The applicant must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her current or
most recently completed academic program.
3. The applicant must submit the following documents:
a. A Scholarship application form (typed preferred). Resumes or curriculum vitae must be submitted to supplement the application form.
b. An official sealed transcript from the applicant’s most recent academic program (including
the institution’s grading scale and/or GPA calculator) sent directly from the academic institution to the AMIA office.
c. An essay of no more than 1,000 words describing the applicant’s major field of study, interest
in moving image archiving, relevant experience and/or education, and career goals.
d. Two letters of recommendation (submitted separately to the AMIA office). Do not submit more than two.
The Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research
The purpose of the IPI Internship is to give a student of merit who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research.
AMIA is now accepting applications for 2015. The student selected as the IPI Intern will receive:
• A $5000 stipend to be used for living expenses during the three-month internship. The three-month period of the internship may occur at any time during the calendar year but months must run consecutively.
• Reimbursement of travel fares to and from Rochester, New York related to the IPI Internship.
Eligibility. To be considered for the IPI Internship, an applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:
1. Applicant must be enrolled (full time or part time) in a moving image
preservation/archival educational program; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year.
2. Students must have completed at least half of their program’s course load before the time of the internship.
3. The applicant must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her academic program.
4. The applicant must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in moving image preservation.
Applicants need only submit one application form and one set of supporting documents to be eligible for all three Scholarships. Students who are eligible for AMIA Scholarships and/or the IPI internship must submit a complete application packet for consideration for each type of award; however, no applicant will receive more than one award. Students from any country may apply.