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Emerging Conservator Grant

The CAPC is supporting emerging conservators by offering a grant to assist with advanced studies and professional development.

The applicant must be a current student or have graduated within the past three years from a recognized conservation program and be a Canadian resident. Grants will be awarded for conservation-related activities such as research, specialized certification, workshops, lectures and conference attendance.


The maximum to be awarded in any year will be $500. This may be awarded to one individual or divided between several applicants at the discretion of the Board. Applicants must submit an application letter which provides a description of the activity and the related costs.

The successful applicant(s) will receive the amount awarded prior to the event. Within two months following the activity, the recipient(s) must submit receipts related to the grant along with any funds not used. The recipient(s) must also submit to the CAPC board a brief report (maximum 500 words) describing their activity. CAPC may use this report in print and on-line publications.

The selection and the amount of funding will be approved by the Board of Directors. Each year the Board of Directors will review and approve the continuation of the program and the funds available.


The application deadline is March 1st of each year. If no grants are awarded at that time, the next deadline will be June 1st of each year.

If you have any questions or comments about this program, please contact the CAPC Treasurer at


Please send a signed and dated letter with the following information included:

  1. Name and contact information of applicant.
  2. Name and description of activity. Please supply as much detail as possible.
  3. Estimated expenses related to the grant.
  4. Date(s) and location of activity.

Send your application to


Canadian Association of Professional Conservators
c/o Conservation
1865 St Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 6M7