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Small Museums Scholarship Application

2021 AASLH Online Conference, October 12-15

DEADLINE: August 1, 2021

The American Association for State and Local History will again hold an online conference this fall, October 12-15, following the in-person conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, September 22-25. This year’s theme for the dual conferences, Doing History, Doing Justice, will take an active orientation – how do history organizations and practitioners DO justice? We will look at how we do our work and how people are impacted by our work, unpacking the notion of “justice” in all its dimensions.

Every year, increasing numbers of conference sessions address issues specifically affecting small museums. These sessions can be as practical and wide-ranging as training, marketing, and strategic planning. Other sessions focus on creative ways to forge and re-energize relationships with the surrounding community.

Now in its sixteenth year, AASLH’s Small Museums Committee is offering up several scholarships to AASLH members who are full-time, part-time, paid, or volunteer employees of small museums. Each scholarship will cover one Full Access registration for the online conference. Acceptance of the scholarship is contingent upon recipients submitting a post to the AASLH blog about their online conference experience.

Please note Small Museums Scholarships are only being awarded for the online conference.

To qualify, the applicant must work for a museum with a budget of $250,000 or less. They also must either be an individual AASLH member or work for an institutional member.

The deadline for applications is August 1, 2021. Applications are accepted through the Submittable website. To submit an application, you will need to create a username and password for the Submittable site. This is separate from your membership login at aaslh.org. Click "Create Your Account" below to get started. If you already have a Submittable account, login below.

The committee will email award winners by September 1. For questions, please contact Bruce Teeple, Small Museum Scholarship Subcommittee Chair, at mongopawn44@hotmail.com, or Alex Collins, AASLH Professional Development Manager, at collins@aaslh.org or 615-320-3203.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.