Northwest Archivists, Inc.

Continuing Education Fund

About:  The Northwest Archivists Education Committee and the Oregon Representative have approval from the Board to forward a program to help mitigate the costs of workshops and continuing education projects on a state-by-state basis.  NWA Members are provided the opportunity to apply for this funding through the Education Committee, who will decide awards. A total of five $500 awards, one for each member state, will be awarded annually.

Process:  Fill out the application form found here and send it to:

Purpose:  To assist all Northwest Archivists expand their foundations of knowledge and skills by helping alleviate the financial strain of providing continuing education.

Considerations:  The following considerations should inform an application for funding.  They are the same considerations the Education Committee will employ in evaluating each request:

Description of Need: How does your proposal support NWA goals and local/regional goals?  In what way would this opportunity be difficult or impossible to develop without this funding?

Local support: Please include letters or signatures of support for your proposal.  The more people willing to commit the better.

Regional conditions:  This program is designed to help geographically distributed colleagues gain access to financial support to further their programs and bolster the knowledge and training opportunities that exist outside of the major NWA hubs (Portland, Seattle, etc.)

Who is requesting:  Having a clear designation for who will track the funds and disperse them accordingly.  Must be an NWA member in good standing.

What for:  Proposal must clearly describe what the funds will be used for (i.e. speaker fee, lodging for workshop coordinator, meeting space rental fee, workshop cost)

Examples of CE projects that Education Committee is interested in funding:

SAA Workshops, ARMA Seminars, NEDCC Courses, etc.

Speakers, presenters, etc.

Creative or non-standard educational formats (unconferences, THATcamps, etc.)

Examples of what this will not fund:

Equipment (unless the equipment is somehow required for the learning and is available to all participants or NWA afterwards).

Individual costs for conference attendance (See, NWA Scholarships)

Award Process: Upon determination of the award, the Oregon Representative or Education Committee Chair will instruct the Treasurer to issue a check in the name of the Principal Coordinator. This is not a reimbursement, but will be paid in full prior to the start date of the proposed project.

Deliverables Following Completion:

Itemized final budget including list of fund usage

Brief summary of funded activities for inclusion in Easy Access

Continuing Education Proposal Form

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