Project Management for History Professionals Scholarship

April 16-17, 2020 the American Association for State and Local History will host their Project Management for History Professionals Workshop at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Organizations within the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area are invited to apply for a $250 scholarship to send individuals to participate in the workshop. The scholarship will be disbursed as a reimbursement.

Like mini-grants, the scholarship must be matched with non-state funds. Organizations in Frederick and Washington Counties may be eligible for automatic matching funds provided by the Tourism Council of Frederick County and the Hagerstown-Washington County CVB. 

Organizations are encouraged to apply for funding to send more than one participant to the workshop. Please note that the scholarship is a commitment; if accepted, the individuals who have been awarded the scholarship must attend the workshop in its entirety.

To apply, please download the application narrative to submit with the information below.

Please submit the application and supporting materials by October 31, 2019. Results will be announced in December, 2019.

Workshop description: 

Project Management provides valuable instruction in planning, managing and successfully completing projects of all types. In this workshop, you will learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. Instruction will cover all of the details in the four steps to successful project management:

  • Define (creating a project charter, setting initial objectives, identifying risks and constraints, and more)
  • Plan (developing a schedule, budget, etc.)
  • Manage (providing feedback, negotiating for resources and resolving differences)
  • Review (turning over deliverables, documentation and more)

Using real project ideas, participants apply project management principles to create a project charter and scope diagram that help them return home equipped to begin or continue their project in an efficient, orderly and open manner.

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Please send any additional attachments to Emily Huebner at emily@heartofthecivilwar.org.