Reminder: IMLS Grants for The 2016 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums

To maximize training opportunities for people engaged in sustaining and advancing indigenous culture, the Institute of Museum and Library Services is providing up to $75,000 in scholarship funding for eligible applicants to attend the 2016 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums at the Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ (Gila River Indian Community). Pre-conference workshops take place on Monday, October 10 and conference sessions are scheduled Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday October 12.

Click here to access the Scholarship Application.

Eligible candidates include:
  • Staff members of tribal archives, libraries, museums, historic preservation offices, and language programs.
  • Staff members of non-tribal cultural institutions who are tribally enrolled, or working directly with Native collections.
  • Students enrolled in college-level library, museum, or archival programs.
There are three levels of awards:
  • $300 for registration fee waiver
  • $534 for registration fee waiver and three nights shared lodging
  • $784 for registration fee waiver, three nights shared lodging, and a $250 travel stipend. Travel stipends are rarely rewarded and applicants should anticipate covering their own travel.
If awarded a scholarship, recipients are expected to volunteer at the conference, commit to attending a minimum of seven concurrent sessions and write a brief impact report.

If you cannot complete the application once you start it, you have the option to save your information and resume later. If you choose this option, you will receive a unique link that will enable you to access your application at anytime within the next 30 days to resume answering questions. Without the link, the data you have entered cannot be retrieved and you will have to start filling out the form at the beginning.ATALM will not receive information until you click the "submit" button. You will receive a copy of the information you submitted in an email confirming receipt of your application.

Please note that these scholarships are not intended to cover the full cost of attending the conference and successful applicants will be expected to make a contribution to their own expenses. Questions? Please email

Key Links for ATALM 2016 (October 10-12, 2016)
ATALM is an international non-profit organization that maintains a network of support for indigenous programs, provides culturally relevant programming and services, encourages collaboration among tribal and non-tribal cultural institutions, and articulates contemporary issues related to developing and sustaining the cultural sovereignty of Native Nations.