METRO & ART Present: Panning for Gold - The Basics of Grant Writing

Speaker Gregor Trinkaus-Randall
Gregor Trinkaus-Randall is the Preservation Specialist at the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) where he is responsible for implementing the statewide preservation program.  He is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists, the Society of American Archivists, the Midwest Archives Conference, and is a former President of the ...

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall is the Preservation Specialist at the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) where he is responsible for implementing the statewide preservation program.  He is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists, the Society of American Archivists, the Midwest Archives Conference, and is a former President of the New England Archivists (1995-1996) and of the Society of American Archivists (2011-2012).  He is a member of the NEDCC's Advisory Committee, the Digital Commonwealth’s Executive Board, LYRASIS’s Board of Trustees, and the USS Constitution Museum Curatorial Committee.  He was elected a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists in 2006.  In 2008, the MBLC and he were the recipients of the AIC/Heritage Preservation’s Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections.  In 2012, he was awarded the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award from ALCTS PARS.  In 2013 he was honored with the New England Archivists Distinguished Service Award.  He is the author of Protecting Your Collections: A Manual of Archival Security and contributed a chapter on security to Archival and Special Collections Facilities: Guidelines for Archivists, Librarians, Architects, and Engineers (SAA, 2009).  He was instrumental in developing dPlan: an Online Disaster Planning Tool.  He is Co-Chair of COSTEP Massachusetts (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness), Project Director for Mitigation for Memory, a FEMA Hazard Mitigation grant, and Co-Project Director for Archival Education for Municipal Clerks, an NHPRC grant with Simmons College.  He has spoken widely on preservation, disaster preparedness, archival, and security topics.  He has run numerous disaster preparedness, repair, security, and other preservation as well as archival workshops for librarians and archivists.

Full Description

Please note: Because this workshop is being offered at a reduced price through special grant funding to support local collecting institutions, registration will be limited to those currently working in not-for-profit organizations that hold, collect, and make available historical records. Also, only one representative from each institution will be admitted, so please coordinate registrations accordingly. Note also that payment will be required upon registration. Your registration will not be considered valid until payment has been submitted.

This workshop will focus on the core components of and approaches to grant writing as well as providing resources for applicable grants. All granting agencies/institutions/foundations have different requirements and forms that need to be completed. 

Some applications can be quite complex and others can be as simple as writing a one-page letter. However, the basics of putting together a successful grant proposal remain fairly straight forward. Therefore, this workshop will present an overview of the grant landscape, provide suggestions on how to locate funding opportunities, describe how to conceive and develop a project, provide suggestions on grant writing, explain the review process, address grant administration, and review a successful NHPRC grant proposal. 

While this session will not guarantee you a successful proposal (no one can do that), it will enable you to approach proposal-writing in a systematic and thorough manner.

Who should attend:
Anyone who is interested in writing a grant proposal, whether it happens to be to a local foundation, a state agency, a federal agency, or a state, geographical, or national foundation. The concepts presented here will serve you well in any of these situations.

Objectives:
1. Provide a general understanding of the grant-funding landscape
2. Describe the grant-writing process and core concepts
3. Develop an understanding of the steps necessary to complete a grant application
4. Provide a brief list of grant-writing resources and granting agencies

This event was made possible with funds from the Documentary Heritage Program of the New York State Archives, a program of the New York State Education Department.

Questions about registration or cancellation?  Visit METRO’s Registration Info page for policies and procedures.

Organizer METRO & The Society of American Archivists

When?

Mon, Jun. 16, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003