The Natural History Collections Club Network (NHCCN) plans to host a workshop at the annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) in Chicago, IL. We are seeking participants to apply for a travel grant to attend the meeting and the workshop. The meeting dates are May 26-31, 2019. Qualified individuals should be affiliated with a college or university within the US and interested in starting a natural history collections club at that institution. Preference will be given to faculty and student pairs. NHCCN is made of several clubs that are curator-advised, student-driven organizations aimed at enhancing local natural history collections by helping to train student volunteers to assist in curating and managing them. The network represents clubs from all types of universities but seems to most benefit those with small collections as a way to protect and raise enthusiasm for their collections. We are particularly interested in institutions with small collections and/or minority serving institutions but anyone is welcome to apply.
Deadline to apply: February 24, 2019
Please contact Kari Harris at email@example.com for more information.