The CMA offers various bursaries to assist museum professionals in their professional development. Bursaries are awarded on a competitive basis, and due to limited funds, the CMA cannot guarantee approval of applications. Note that bursaries are payable at the conclusion of the event upon submission of required documentation.

Until March 31, 2021, access to this program is more flexible. Events shorter than one full day are now eligible and the number of recipients that can receive funding for an event has increased (was previously limited to 5).

Types of bursaries

Here you will find information about the three types of bursaries available.

Which bursary is right for you?

Here you will find information to help you assess which type of bursary may suit your needs.

Guidelines and regulations

Read the rules related to the bursary program.


Download bursary forms and find samples to help complete your application.


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