In 2014 HPEF launched a new initiative, Partners in Training, to further its mission of providing training opportunities on technical topics associated with preservation technology. This program was developed in response to cuts in public funding for preservation training, and seeks to replicate the success HPEF has enjoyed working with other educational institutions and organizations based in the United States that share its passion for the technical aspects of preservation.

In past rounds of funding for Partners in Training, HPEF provided awards to support widely varied training initiatives undertaken within the United States. For more details on projects supported by Partners in Training see the list of grant recipients. HPEF again invites U.S. educational institutions and nonprofit organizations to submit training proposals that address specialized topics associated with technical aspects of preservation. Applicants should review this website for information on previous Foundation activities. Some have been undertaken with non-traditional and cross-disciplinary partners, while others have provided in-depth training on narrowly defined materials or building types.

HPEF’s goals for the Partners in Training initiative are as follows:

  • Support technical preservation training and educational efforts for the public sector as well as for educational institutions and non-profit organizations based in the United States
  • Continue a successful tradition of partnering with educational institutions and non-profit organizations to deliver technical preservation training
  • Continue to provide high-quality and focused symposia and conferences on topics timely to the technical preservation community
  • Extend HPEF’s experience and organizational stability to support new and unique training opportunities undertaken in the United States

Applicants are encouraged to team with secondary organizations, including other public, private and non-profit organizations, if this supports the primary goals of the proposal.

The Spring 2018 Call for Proposals will open in the second week of January, close on April 1, 2018, and decisions will be announced on or about June 1, 2018.

See the Partners in Training Proposal Guidelines for application details.

Past Partners in Training Grant Recipients.

For additional information about the program, please contact info@hpef.us.