Natural Science Collections Alliance

Our members are part of an international community of museums, botanical gardens, herbariums, universities and other institutions that house natural science collections and utilize them in research, exhibitions, academic and informal science education, and outreach activities.

IMLS Announces Funding Opportunities

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has published a guide to fiscal year 2016 funding. Grants are available to museums through several programs:

  • Museums for America: $5,000 to $150,000 per grant for activities that strengthen museums as active resources for lifelong learning, vital components of livable communities, and good stewards of the nation’s collections.
  • National Leadership Grants for Museums: $50,000 to $500,000 per grant for projects that address challenges or needs of the museum field, have broad impact, and demonstrate innovation and collaboration.
  • Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums: $10,000 to $25,000 per grant for opportunities to expand and test the boundaries of museum services and practices.

Read the funding guide at

IMLS Announces Funding Opportunities
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