2022 SHRAB Professional Development Scholarship

The North Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board is offering professional development scholarships to assist archival stewards in attending conferences or other training sessions related to collections preservation and access. 

Awards will be made in an amount up to $250 per recipient per year to reimburse the cost of registration and/or travel (reimbursable at state travel rates) to the event. This is a reimbursable award—applicants must first submit the application form and receive official notification that they are a scholarship recipient. Following the training, recipients must submit the required documentation for reimbursement.  

This opportunity is made possible with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


  • You are an archivist, librarian, museum curator, or other professional or volunteer who works with documentary collections preservation and/or access.
  • You plan to attend a workshop, seminar, conference, or other training session related to archival collections preservation and/or access that requires a registration fee or travel costs.
  • You guarantee that requested funds will not be reimbursed by any other entity.


Complete this application form, then submit it via email to adrienne.berney@dncr.nc.gov. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through October 15. Please submit your application at least one month prior to the training date.
If you require assistance or would prefer to submit your application in a different format, please inquire at least one month in advance of the training date. 


Up to 10 scholarships will be awarded in the calendar year. A subcommittee of current members of the State Historical Records Advisory Board, along with State Archives staff, will review applications and select recipients at semi-annual meetings and/or virtually. 


To receive reimbursement after the event, recipients will be required to submit a W-9, an expense form accompanied by original receipts, as well as an agenda from and a brief synopsis of the professional development training they were able to attend with these funds. Recipients will receive the required forms when they are informed of their award status. Highlights from these reports may be shared on the State Archives’ social media channels as well as project reports to NHPRC.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Brooke Csuka, Outreach Specialist
State Archives of North Carolina


Support for this site was provided by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

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