U.S Mission to India Art and Heritage Conservationist Summit Grant Program

Organisation:  U.S. Mission to India

Apply By:  11 Jun . 2018

U.S Mission to India Art and Heritage Conservationist Summit Grant Program

Art and Heritage Conservationist Summit

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Since 2016, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Freer and Sackler Galleries (Smithsonian), the Strichtin Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL) and the Ministry of Culture in India have been administering six-month long Art Conservationist Fellowships with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Approximately 7 fellowships are competed and implemented annually. The Indian conservationists split their time between two of the participating institutions. The Indian conservationists return to India with hands on experience in the latest techniques in art conservation. However, most of their newly acquired knowledge is not put to good use due to the fact that there are no well-equipped art and artifact conservation labs in India. The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section proposes to bring together alumni of the Art Conservationist Fellowships along with leaders in the museum and art artifact and historic conservation field to draft a plan to establish the first world-class conservation lab in India. The lab will be housed in a location where all conservationists will have easy access. The program serves to bolster tourism in India and advances the bilateral economic relationship.

Objective: To organize and implement an Art and Heritage Conservationist Summit which will result in a draft plan to establish a world-class conservation lab in India.

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi (PAS New Delhi) seeks proposals for a project entitled “Art and Heritage Conservationist Summit.” Under this project, a grantee will bring together 30 conservationists from across India (at least 10 being alumni of the Art Conservationist Fellowship) to meet for two full days in New Delhi. The objective of the two day meeting is to draft a plan to create India’s first modern conservationist lab. The plan should include a listing of the equipment needed, the structure of the lab, how the lab will be administered, safety features, a process through which conservationists from across India can apply to use the lab’s facilities, training and support for using the lab, a maintenance plan for ensuring that the equipment is well maintained, a monitoring and evaluation strategy and any other aspects needed to launch a India-relevant, modern conservation lab at an easily accessible location that is open to all conservationist professionals.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  • Cost sharing or matching is not required for this funding opportunity.
  • Pre-award costs are not an allowable expense for this funding opportunity.
  • This award does not allow for construction activities or costs.
  • U.S. Embassy New Delhi grants/cooperative agreements cannot be used to fund religious or partisan political activity; fundraising campaigns; commercial projects; scientific research; projects whose primary aim is the institutional development of the organization, or illegal activities.

Application Submission:

Instructions: Please follow all instructions below carefully. Failure to furnish all information or comply with stated requirements may lead to the application’s disqualification for consideration. Applicants must set forth accurate and complete information as required by this NOFO.

Applicants must ensure:

All documents are in English

All budgets are in U.S. dollars

All pages are numbered

All materials are submitted in pdf format

Forms SF-424, SF-424A and SF-424B are completed and submitted with the application. These forms are available at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/forms.html.

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