Funding Opportunities

Leonora Weaver Scholarship:

Leonora Weaver (1957-2014) was an Atlanta-based conservator in private practice; a long-term member of SERCA; and a mentor to many students and emerging conservators across the southeast and beyond. In honor of Leonora’s commitment to education, SERCA is dedicated to the maintenance of the Leonora Weaver Scholarship, which will cover registration fees and provide a small stipend for travel to SERCA’s annual educational programs. To apply for a Leonora Weaver Scholarship, please send a resume and brief (one page) statement of how the topic of this year’s program would benefit your long-term educational and career goals. Please send this via e-mail to SERCA Scholarship Chair, Julie Newton Application deadline for 2019 award cycle is February 15th 2019.

To help maintain the Leonora Weaver Scholarship fund, please donate using the PayPal button below or send a check for the desired amount to:  Kirsten Wehner, SERCA Treasurer- Woodruff Library Preservation Office, #127; 540 Asbury Circle; Emory University; Atlanta, GA 30322

Leonora Weaver Scholarship fund donation

Contribute to the Leonora Weaver Scholarship fund.




Professional Development Opportunity Grant:

SERCA announces a new professional development opportunity grant for SERCA members. Would you like to attend a workshop or conduct research which might also benefit your SERCA colleagues and the conservation community, but lack adequate funds to do so? SERCA is now offering up to $500 to support a worthy endeavor in 2019.

To apply: by December 15, 2018, please send a brief letter of intent, explaining the intended outcomes of your project, and your need for financial assistance. Please also include a copy of your resume. Please send these materials via e-mail to Julie Newton with the subject line ”SERCA Opportunity Grant.”

The SERCA scholarship committee and board of directors will review applications and announce a recipient in early January, 2019. The grant recipient will be encouraged to contribute a brief blog post about their grant experience for inclusion in the SERCA newsletter.

If you are interested in donating to this new grant initiative or to the Leonora Weaver Memorial Scholarship fund, please send your donation check to SERCA c/o Kirsten Wehner, Robert W. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle, Emory University, Atlanta GA 30322. If you would like to contribute online through PayPal, please contact Rachel Penniman at Additional queries about the grant can also be directed to