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Applications open for 2019 Neville-Pribram Mid-Career Educators Award

The Neville-Pribram Mid-Career Educators Awards grants funding for teachers and educators to explore the collections of the Smithsonian Libraries and make use of them for educational materials.  The awards are open to middle & high school teachers, college teachers, and museum educators who are developing educational materials.



The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library , located in New York City, consists of approximately 100,000 items focusing primarily on design and decorative arts. The strengths of the collection includes: Textiles, Wallcoverings, Product Design & Decorative Arts, and Drawings, Prints, & Graphic Design. Cooper Hewitt Library’s rare collection also includes subject areas beyond the current collecting scope like natural history, science and technology, and World’s Fairs making it particularly well suited for an educator in a STEAM field.

The 2019 Neville-Pribram Mid-Career Educator awardee will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore, create, and share a project related to design.
  • Engage with staff and researchers at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library and Smithsonian educators
  • Attend Smithsonian-sponsored lectures, symposia, programs and events to enhance the resident experience.

Applicants must be teachers or educators working on curriculum development or educational publications. They may not reside within commuting distance of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library, where they will conduct their research. One award is offered each year with a stipend of $750 a week. DEADLINE EXTENDED to January 25th, 2019. 

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