Applications due next month for Cultural Heritage Grant Fund

The 2008 Cultural Heritage Grant Fund was created following the 16th General Assembly of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) held in Québec City in 2008. The success of the event led to the creation of the Grant Fund to facilitate those working in the field of cultural heritage preservation to further their endeavours.

The Grant Fund was set up in order to offer one or several grants every year to Canadian students, researchers or professionals under the age of 40 pursuing graduate studies, carrying out specialized research or taking part in advanced training at institutions recognized in the field of immovable cultural heritage.

Studies, research and internships must be carried out abroad or, if in Canada, outside of the applicant’s province of origin or residence and must be aimed at increasing the knowledge or practical skills needed to help protect, enhance or manage immovable cultural heritage.

The total amount of the grants awarded annually is determined according to the Fund’s performance on capital markets. This year, the Fund will award a 3,000$ grant.

The Fund is governed by the Fondation communautaire du grand Québec.

The deadline for submitting applications is June 15, 2013.

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