The Eastman Kodak Company, in cooperation with the Association of Moving Image Archivists, has established the Kodak Fellowship in Film Preservation — a unique program to help foster the education and training of the next generation of moving image archivists.
The Kodak Fellowship is designed to provide students with financial assistance for their formal education, practical experience through an intensive internship, and an introduction to the film archive community through participation in the AMIA conference.
The Kodak Fellowship will be awarded each year to a student of merit who intends to pursue a career in the field of moving image archiving.
The student selected as the Kodak Fellow will receive:
- A $4,000 scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Funds will be sent to the student’s educational institution and credited toward tuition and/or registration fees.
- Complementary registration to the AMIA Conference. Reimbursements and/or a per diem will also be provided to cover travel, hotel accommodations, and other reasonable costs.
- A four-week summer internship at Kodak and other film restoration facilities in Los Angeles. Transportation and housing will be provided at no cost, and the student will be paid an hourly wage to offset other living expenses.
- In addition, Kodak will work with the Kodak Fellow during the year to assist his or her educational institution by making available research and curricular resources, including on-campus speakers, literature, and technical information.
Eligibility requirements, application instructions and forms for the Kodak Fellowship are available from the AMIA office and on the AMIA web site beginning in January each year. The fellowship is awarded in late June or early July.
The Kodak Fellowship is supported by the Eastman Kodak Company in keeping with its continuing commitment to the preservation of the world’s moving image heritage.