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Professional Development Grants

Professional Development Grant Application for NYS Historical Societies and Cultural Museums 

The Pomeroy Foundation provides need-based scholarships of $1,000 each to historical societies and cultural museums in New York State for professional development purposes.

Scholarships for professional development are to be used as follows:

  • Membership in Museum Association of New York (MANY) if not already a member.
  • Registration and travel related expenses to attend MANY Conference if not attended in the past two years.
  • Any remaining funds can be used toward one other professional development opportunity of your choice.

Criteria to receive this grant:

  • Grants are available to 501(c)(3) historical societies and cultural museums in New York State.
  • Annual budget cannot exceed $150,000.
  • One grant per organization per year.
  • Cannot have attended the MANY Conference in the past two years.
  • A final report on your professional development experience is due to the Pomeroy Foundation by the end of the calendar year.

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