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NAP Scholarship 

We are honored to announce Sierra King as the 2020 Nomadic Archivists Project Scholarship awardee!

Sierra is an artist, archivist and arts administrator based out of Atlanta,GA dedicated to documenting, preserving and archiving the work of Black Women Artists. Currently she is the Community Manager of TILA Studios where she has supported the work of over 60 Black Women Artists between 2016 - 2019. Most recently she was accepted into Studio Museum's 2020 Museum Education Practicum where she is learning best practices of Museum professionals and the importance of stewardship of work by artists of African descent.

The NAP Scholarship is an annual fund awarded to students, early career, and independent archivists of African descent who wish to attend the Society of American Archivists (SAA) conference or use the funds to support an archival project. The scholarship awardee(s) will receive up to $1,500 to pay for registration, membership, classes/trainings, supplies, personal time, or other expenses.

As archivists, we understand that access means everything, from information to opportunities. One way we can be active, learn, and leverage skills is to participate in professional organizations. We know that the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is an important platform for archivists to network, share work with peers, attend workshops, join leadership committees, and more. 

SAA is the oldest and largest archivist association in North America, serving the educational and informational needs of more than 5,000 individual archivists and institutional members. Established in 1936, the organization serves upwards of 6,200 individual and member institutions.


NAP acknowledges that there can be barriers for new and independent archivists to enter into these spaces. We also believe that organizations like SAA benefit from your insights and talents. NAP feels it is essential to facilitate these kinds of relationships.


Those wishing to apply for a NAP Scholarship should review the following criteria to ensure they meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the Nomadic Archivists Project.


  • Applicant must be a current undergraduate or graduate student, early career, and an independent archivist.

  • Committed to being or becoming an archivist.

  • Demonstrates a need for the scholarship.



  • Essay, 500 - 750 words

  • Resume 

  • Headshot


The application period will be open from January 1, 2021, through March 31, 2021. The awardee will be notified by May 1, 2021. 


If you meet these eligibility requirements we encourage you to apply.


Should you have any questions about our eligibility requirements please contact Miranda Mims: 


Interested in becoming a sponsor? NAP is currently accepting all levels of support for the scholarship.  Sponsors will be publicly acknowledged on our website.


Please contact Miranda Mims: if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.


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