Career Development Award

We are delighted to announce our new Career Development Award!


We would like to encourage our members to take advantage of the awards and so have broadened the criteria to inspire creative applications. We want our members to prioritise continual professional development within the museum and gallery sector and use this award to encourage best practice in Scotland.


Awards will be considered for any career development activity including, but not limited to:


Attendance at a conference or seminar that interests you.


Research trips - an opportunity to conduct research at another institution or in the field, either as part of a course or a work based project.


Training of any sort - this can either be related to your current job in the sector, or might be aimed at getting you into the sector.


Museums you Admire - go and see that museum or gallery you have always wanted to visit.


Exhibition Envy - have you seen a show advertised further afield you simply can't miss? The SMF can help you get there.



We have committed £100 for the remainder of the financial year 2018-19. The deadline for submitting an application is the 14th January 2019. Applications can be any value up to the cost of £100 and we will consider smaller applications to the value of £50.


If you are interested in applying for an award, please download the guidance document and application form. All completed applications should arrive before the allotted deadlines.


Please contact us on scottishmuseumsfederation@gmail.com if you have any further queries.

Application Form Guidance for Applicants