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 jnewt01@emory.edu. Application deadline for 2020 award cycle is January 15th 2020.

To help maintain the Leonora Weaver Scholarship fund, please donate using the PayPal button below or send a check for the desired amount made out to SERCA to:  Brittany Dolph Dinneen, SERCA Treasurer- Michael C. Carlos Museum; Emory University; 571 S Kilgo Circle; Atlanta, GA 30322

Leonora Weaver Scholarship fund donation

Contribute to the Leonora Weaver Scholarship fund.

$25.00

 

 

Professional Development Opportunity Grant:

SERCA announces a summer/fall 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 the last half of 2019.

To apply: by January 15, 2020, 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. Send these materials via e-mail to Julie Newton jnewt01@emory.edu with the subject line ”SERCA Opportunity Grant.”

The SERCA scholarship committee and board of directors will review applications and announce a recipient by the 2020 Annual Meeting. 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 grant initiative or to the Leonora Weaver Memorial Scholarship fund, please send your donation check made out to SERCA to:  Brittany Dolph Dinneen, SERCA Treasurer- Michael C. Carlos Museum; Emory University; 571 S Kilgo Circle; Atlanta, GA 30322. If you would like to contribute online through PayPal, please contact Brittany at brittany.helen.dolph@emory.edu. Additional queries about the grant can also be directed to jnewt01@emory.edu.