Open Palace Programmes Bursaries for 2018
The Open Palace Programme is very pleased to announce that we have been successful in achieving funding for 6 bursaries for 2018.
Two of these bursaries will take the form of a reduction of £500 to the full programme fee and all applicants will be considered for these.
Four of these bursaries are especially dedicated by national Museums Associations and are intended for their members who are pursuing a career in heritage in their country. Each Museum Association requires successful applicants to provide written feedback on their OPP experiences.
All these bursaries are aimed at those who have demonstrated a particularly strong commitment to the heritage sector through voluntary or paid work and will take into account the career stage of the applicant.
You will be automatically considered for all relevant bursaries once you have gained a place and paid your deposit.
After you have paid your deposit we will ask you to detail your voluntary and paid experience in the heritage sector and to explain how you how taking part in the OPP programme will help your particular professional development.
All OPP participants will be assessed for a bursary on a case-by-case basis and will be notified about whether they have gained a bursary by December 2017 .
The decision of The Open Palace Programme Panel is final and the Open Palace Programme Secretariat will not enter into any discussion or correspondence about it.
Museum Association Bursaries
We are delighted to introduce The Canadian Museums Association Bursary for the Scottish Programme.
This brand new award is sponsored by the Canadian Museums Association (CMA). The CMA is the national organisation for the advancement of the Canadian museum sector, representing Canadian museum professionals both within Canada and internationally. Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, the CMA supports its members with training and professional development programs.
This bursary is worth £1,000 and when awarded will be deducted from the full OPP fee for the Scottish Programme for 2018.
Applicants must be citizens of Canada and Individual Members of the Canadian Museums Association or work for a Museum Member at the time of application to be considered for this bursary.
We are also delighted to be able to include two Museums Australia Bursaries.
These awards are sponsored by Museums Australia, the national association for the museums and galleries sector, committed to protecting and promoting Australia's arts, culture and heritage. Museums Australia are also committed to furthering the professional development of all their members and this bursary represents their support of global initiatives that address this aim.
The Museums Australia English Programme Bursary is worth £750 and when awarded will be deducted from the full OPP fee.
The Museums Australia Scottish Programme Bursary is worth £750 and when awarded will be deducted from the full OPP fee.
Applicants must be citizens of Australia and Individual Members of Museums Australia or work for a Museum Member at the time of application to be considered for this bursary.
We are also really proud of The Museums Aotearoa Bursary.
This award is sponsored by Museums Aotearoa, New Zealand's professional association for public museums and art galleries, and those who work in or with them. Museums Aotearoa are committed to furthering the professional development of all their members and this bursary represents their support of global initiatives that address this aim.
This bursary is worth £750 and when awarded will be deducted from the full OPP fee.
Applicants for this bursary must be citizens of New Zealand and Individual Members of Museums Aotearoa or work for a Museum Member at the time of application to be considered for this bursary.
Please note there is also a £300 discount for all alumni.