Conservation Training Bursaries
The Anna Plowden Trust offers grants towards the fees for attending a full-time conservation training course. Applications are considered from those who wish to embark on a career in conservation or from existing conservators who need to broaden the base of their formal training by attending a course for at least one year. Courses that prepare students for a career in conserving the moveable heritage (e.g. paintings, textiles, archaeological objects etc) are eligible. Courses on the conservation of the non-moveable heritage are not eligible (e.g. building conservation).
Applications are invited from individuals; note that if a grant is made the funds will be paid to the institution at which the student is studying.
Conservation Bursaries for the 2014-15 academic year were awarded at the end of May 2014. The deadline for applications for the 2015-16 academic year will be announced early in 2015.
Our funds are heavily over-subscribed so potential applicants may wish to bear in mind that we will normally give preference to applicants who intend to make their careers in the UK.
You can find more information about training and careers in conservation on the Institute of Conservation (Icon) website.