Oksana Dykyj (oksana@vax2.concordia.ca)
Fri, 17 Mar 2000 07:34:43 -0800 (PST)


The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) is pleased to announce a
call for applications for the inaugural Kodak Fellowship in Film
Preservation. The Eastman Kodak Company, in cooperation with the
Association of Moving Image Archivists' Education Committee, has
established the Kodak Fellowship in Film Preservation a unique program to
help foster the education and training of the next generation of moving
image archivists. Designed to provide both financial assistance and
first-hand experience, the Kodak Fellowship will be awarded each year to a
student of merit who intends to pursue a career in the field of moving
image archiving.

Students accepted into or enrolled in a graduate-level or other advanced
program in moving image studies or production, library or information
studies, archival administration, museum studies, or a related discipline
may apply. Students from any country are eligible.

Specific eligibility requirements and selection criteria are listed under
the fellowship guidelines (below). Application forms may be obtained by
contacting the AMIA office at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA
90211; (fax) 310-550-1363; (email) amia@amianet.org. The application
postmark deadline is May 1, 2000.


AMIA is now accepting applications for 2000-01. The student selected as the
Kodak Fellow will receive:

- A $4,000 scholarship for the 2000-01 academic year. Funds will be sent
to the studentís educational institution and credited towards tuition
and/or registration fees.

- Complementary registration to the AMIA Conference in Los Angeles,
November 13-18, 2000. In addition, up to $2,000 in reimbursements will be
provided to cover travel, hotel accommodations, and other related costs.

- A six-week internship at Kodak and other film restoration facilities in
Los Angeles during the summer of 2001. Transportation and housing will be
provided at no cost, and the student will be paid an hourly wage to offset
other living expenses.

In addition, Kodak will work with the Kodak Fellow during the year to
assist his or her educational institution by making available research and
curricular resources, including on-campus speakers, literature, and
technical information.

ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for the Kodak Fellowship, an applicant must
meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. The applicant must be enrolled in a graduate-level or other advanced
program in moving image studies or production, library or information
services, archival administration, museum studies or a related discipline;
or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year.

2. The applicant must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0
scale) in his/her most recently completed academic program.

3. The applicant must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills,
and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the moving image
archival field.

4. The applicant must be at least 21 years of age on or before July 1,
2001and must possess a valid drivers license.

5. The applicant must submit the following documents:

- A Kodak Fellowship application form.

- An official transcript from the applicant's most recent academic

- An essay of no more than 1,000 words describing the applicant's
interest and involvement in moving image archiving, including: relevant
experience and/or education, career goals, and what he or she would hope to
gain from the summer internship.

- Two letters of recommendation (submitted separately).

The Kodak Fellowship is structured as a year-long program of financial
assistance, training and introduction to the field. Applicants must be
willing and available to participate in all components of the program: the
scholarship, conference and summer internship. Students from any country
may apply. International students must have employment authorization
documents and a social security card to participate in the summer

The Kodak Fellow will be required to provide two passport style photographs
that Kodak and AMIA may use with the studentís permission for promotional

Students may apply for both the Kodak Fellowship and the AMIA Scholarship
Program. Separate application forms and supporting documents must be
submitted; and no applicant will receive more than one award. For more
information on the AMIA Scholarship Program please contact the AMIA Office.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Factors to be considered in awarding the Kodak
Fellowship include: an applicant's commitment to pursuing a career in
moving image archiving; the quality of an applicant's academic record; and
the strength of an applicant's program of study as it applies to moving
image archiving.

Applications must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2000. Guidelines and
application forms may be obtained by contacting the AMIA office at 8949
Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; (fax) 310-550-1363; (email)

The Kodak Fellowship is supported by the Eastman Kodak Company and
administered by AMIA. AMIA has a special responsibility to facilitate the
education and training of moving image archivists, and we are grateful to
Kodak for joining us in this effort. Kodakís support for this program,
including its willingness to design and host the innovative summer
internship, represents a major new contribution to our field.

Oksana Dykyj voice: 514-848-3443
Head, Visual Media Resources fax: 514-848-3441
Instructional & Information Technology Services
Concordia University
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