What is NCPE?

The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) is a non-profit educational organization. We offer plenty of resources to people in the historic preservation field, such as:

  • Helping you learn about programs around the country
  • Offering career and internship opportunities to current students
  • Providing grants and a syllabus bank to faculty members
    And much more!

You can find out more information about who we are, what our mission is, and the dedicated staff that contributes to this mission in the “About NCPE” tab above.

Find out what NCPE offers

Prospective Students

Considering the historic preservation field or something related to it? Find out what NCPE can offer to you!

Current Students

Interested in the various resources that we provide or want to get involved in the field? Find out more!


Want to find useful classroom materials, apply for a grant, or see what else we offer our faculty members? Have a look below!

Annual Conference

NCPE Conference Part 1

Introduction and the historical basis for cultural property protection (Michael Tomlan)

NCPE Conference Part 2

Report on “Training in Cultural Property Protection: A Host Nation Perspective” conference held at Cornell University (Melissa Smith)

NCPE Conference Part 3

Protection of Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflict (Laurie Rush)

NCPE Early Career Faculty Grant

As of 2022, NCPE is offering a grant to preservation educators.
The “Early Career Faculty Research and Creative Activities Grant” hopes to spotlight educators and their significant contributions to the preservation field.

Click below to find more information on the grant and the application process. Also see past winners and their projects.

James Marston Fitch Award

Each year, NCPE announces the recipient of the James Marston Fitch Award to acknowledge and award historic preservation educators’ for their contribution to the field.

To find out more and see the past and current winners, click below:

Recent Announcements

A New Book Series on Historic Built Environments

Barry Stiefel is editing a new book series on Historic Built Environment and Material Culture: https://anthempress.com/anthem-impact-in-historic-built-environments-and-material-culture

Faculty Search

The Clemson University School of Architecture invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track/tenured position in Historic Preservation at the…

REPAIR Disability Heritage Collective Website Launch

REPAIR is delighted to announce the launch of our website, Putting Disability History on the Map, a project…

Call for Proposals: Partners in Documentation, Fall 2023 (Deadline September 15)

The Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF) announces that grant funding is available to provide student training opportunities involving…

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