21st Century Museum Professionals Program

Note to applicants: The FY 2013 National Leadership Grant program now incorporates proposals previously solicited through the 21st Century Museum Professionals program. Read FAQ on FY13 museum program changes. (PDF, 224 KB)

Visit the National Leadership Grant grant program page.

Access FY 2012 21st Century Musum Professionals Grant program Guidelines Online

21st Century Museum Professionals content on the IMLS Web site:
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Blog Post: Tackling the Climate Change Conversation: Community of Practice Starts with IMLS Grant

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What started out as an IMLS-funded working group of aquarium professionals has fostered new collaborations and project proposals across the country. Read More

 
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Dialogues on Immigration: Empowering New Voices


Immigration is a part of our national history and heritage, yet immigration issues often remain divisive and emotionally charged. Thanks to a project led by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, professionals from 20 museums across the country have united to make local museums productive and safe forums for exploring the historic context and current challenges of immigration. Read More

 
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21st Century Skills Profile: Good to Grow Initiative


Good to Grow logo Begun in 2006, Good to Grow! is the Association of Children’s Museums’ nationwide health initiative. A key feature of Good to Grow! is the “Growing Healthy Museums” project. It benefits more than 300 children’s museums that in turn have the potential to engage millions of children and families in making healthy choices. Read More

 
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21st Century Skills Profile: The New York Hall of Science


The Science Career Ladder (SCL) at the New York Hall of Science is an innovative education, employment, and mentoring program that hires high school and college students. The program employs 150 students as Explainers who are trained to provide the following skills: Exhibition interpretation, Science demonstrations, Orientation, Workshop support, and Visitor interaction. Read More