The National Council for Preservation Education and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are pleased to announce the 2015 Call for Student Papers to be presented at the Trust’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., November 3-6, 2015. Four students will be selected to present their papers at the conference.

Eligibility. All current full time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a preservation program recognized by the National Council for Preservation Education are eligible to enter the 2015 NCPE/NTHP Papers competition, including students planning to graduate in Spring 2015. Papers may be developed specifically for this competition or may be ones completed for any preservation related course during the 2014 – 2015 academic year. Papers must be the work of a single individual; team or group papers are not permitted. Only one paper per student is permitted.

Paper Topics. Papers are to address the topic of New Thinking/New Perspectives in Historic Preservation, Urban sites, Historic sites, and the Federal role in historic preservation This includes, but is not necessarily limited to new policies, procedures, audiences, or application of new technology to the preservation of historic buildings, districts, areas, landscapes, structures or objects.

Scholarships. The National Council for Preservation Education and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are pleased to announce that each selected student will receive free registration to the 2015 National Trust conference along with travel and hotel stipend.

Submission Requirements. Papers, not to exceed 12 double spaced typed pages, are to be submitted electronically. The title of the paper is to be contained at the top of the first page and in footers on each page. Pages are to be numbered at the bottom of each page. The name of the author or his/her school is NOT to appear on the submitted paper. A completed Application Form and electronic copy of the paper is to be submitted to Lauren Weiss Bricker, Ph.D. Professor, of Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona ( by 5/15/15.

Accepted Papers. Students and alternatives of accepted papers will be notified on or before July 10, 2014. Selected students will have until August 1 to notify the National Council for Preservation Education if they will attend the National Trust conference. If a selected student is unable to attend, an alternative will be selected.

Questions. Please address all questions to Lauren Weiss Bricker, Ph.D. Professor, of Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona ( by 5/1/15.

For information about the conference:

The Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF) is currently accepting proposals for the Spring 2015 round of its Partners in Training program. HPEF established Partners in Training last year to provide training opportunities on technical topics associated with preservation technology. Partners in Training seeks to replicate the success HPEF has enjoyed working with other educational institutions and organizations in the past.

HPEF is inviting educational institutions and nonprofit organizations to submit training proposals that address specialized topics associated with the technical aspects of preservation projects. For grant recipients, HPEF will contribute administrative and initial financial support (seed money to fund initial tasks, handling of registration and financial functions associated with the event, and assumption of financial risk). Administrative support includes participation in event planning, registration functions, and, as appropriate, assistance in online publication of materials prepared for the event. Grant recipients will assume all other responsibilities including marketing; coordination of onsite aspects associated with the venue; project budget; and staffing.

The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2015. Grant recipients will be announced on/around June 1, 2015.

Please see the attached announcement and call for proposals for information. Additional information can also be found on the HPEF website: or by writing

Learning From the Reservation Conference

Learning from the Reservation: Using the Traditional Cultural Place Perspective for Better Decision Making in a Diverse Cultural Landscape
April 23-25, 2015, Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware, USA
Register HERE

NCPE’s Objectives

  • Encouraging and assisting in the development and improvement of historic preservation education programs and endeavors in the United States and elsewhere;
  • Coordinating efforts related to preservation education with public and private organizations and interested individuals;
  • Facilitating the collection, exchange and dissemination of information and ideas concerning preservation education;
  • Creating public awareness of endeavors in preservation education.