MPR Conference 2024: Member Travel Grant

MPR invites members from around the world to apply for the 2024 MPR Travel Grant to participate in our annual meeting, House Museums at the Crossroads: How Do We Empower Social Change?, 25-29 September in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The grant program offers grants of up to €600 euros to provide financial support for the registration fee, airfare (in the most reasonable level of Economy Class), ground transportation, and accommodation for the duration of the meeting. Insurance coverage, medical coverage, meals, and other expenses related to the members’ participation will not be covered by the grant.

As required by funding from ICOM, two (2) of the five (5) grants will be given to qualified applicants 40 years and younger.

Requirements/Applicants must: 

  • be an individual member of ICOM and of MPR at the time of the grant application.
  • be able to comprehend, write, and speak fluent English
  • not have received grants from ICOM-MPR in the last three years
  • be current with ICOM membership dues

Click here to submit your application

Your application, which must be submitted via the web form provided in the link, will include:

  • a copy of ICOM membership card and number
  • contact details, including professional or academic affiliation (and title if appropriate), and any websites or other online references to your work, such as LinkedIn
  • a 250-word (or 1250 characters) of the applicant’s motivation for attending the conference, how the experience benefits the applicant’s career, museum and/or community, and recent experiences or achievements that relate to conference topics
  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae indicating training, work experience, publications as well as current work responsibilities within his/her institution (maximum one page)


In awarding grants, priority will be given to those applicants:

  • who show a good understanding of the benefits derived from attending the conference
  • who have been accepted to speak on the conference sub themes
  • who come from countries belonging to categories 4, 3 and 2, according to ICOM’s Classification of countries by category 2022 (Note that the new Category 5 countries are included in Category 4 in this chart.)
  • who may obtain other funds to facilitate their attendance at the conference

Each grantee will be expected to participate fully in the entire conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, and will be required to submit a video report within two weeks following the meeting describing their experience and contribution to conference activities and how it will benefit their career, museum, and/or community. Videos will be posted on ICOM MPR’s social media accounts, including YouTube.

In addition, upon being awarded the grant, each grantee will be informed by MPR about the proper receipts, documentation, and bank information they will need to provide to MPR’s treasurer immediately following the conference to be reimbursed in a timely fashion.

Applicants are required to comply with the eligibility criteria stated in this document.

Please send any questions and applications to secretary.mpr@icom.museum by 31 May 2024. 

Click here for the Call for Proposals

Call for Travel Grant Applications PDF