AABC Anti-Racism Bursary

February 1, 2021

Many archivist job postings require additional training and education beyond an undergraduate degree, such as a Master of Archival Studies (MAS) or equivalent. Graduate programs are expensive, making the archival profession less accessible to marginalized communities. While the AABC has traditionally offered educational courses on various topics relevant to archivists, these too come at significant cost. The purpose of the bursary is to eliminate the financial barrier for IBPOC who want to join the archival profession.

The AABC Anti-Racism Bursary is now open for applications. A key action item of the Executive Committee’s commitment to anti-racism, the bursary covers registration and textbook costs for one Indigenous, Black and/or Person of Colour (IBPOC) per distance education course. This will begin with the upcoming course titled “Managing Archives” (April 12 - June 21, 2021).

To learn more or to apply, please read the following:

 

Who is eligible:

All candidates who identify as Indigenous, Black and/or a Person of Colour (IBPOC) are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to BC residents, but applications from elsewhere in Canada are also welcome. Both members and non-members of the AABC are invited to apply.

 

What is included:

The Anti-Racism Bursary covers the registration and textbook costs of one applicant per distance education course offered by the AABC. The bursary applies to the AABC’s distance education courses, including “Managing Archives” (April 12 - June 21, 2021), “Managing Plans and Drawings” (September 13 - November 22, 2021), and “Introduction to Archival Preservation” (January 10 - March 21, 2022).

 

How to apply:

To apply, fill out the linked [Google form]. You will be asked to provide your contact information and answer the following three questions:

1) Do you identify as Indigenous, Black and/or a Person of Colour (IBPOC)?

2) How important is this funding to you and/or your organization?

3) How will the content of this distance education course benefit you and build upon your professional development in the arts, culture, and heritage field?

 

Application period:

Applications for the Anti-Racism Bursary will be accepted during the first four weeks of the course registration period. This four week period provides enough time for textbooks to be shipped to and received by the successful candidate prior to the start of the course.

 

When applicants will be contacted:

All applicants will be informed of the results of their application before the end of the course registration period. Applicants not selected for the bursary are still welcome to register at the regular registration rate. 

Please send any questions to info@aabc.ca.

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