Grants & Bursaries: ATIA is offering the Heidi Seeholzer Memorial Grant for the amount of $250.00 CAD, in support of certified members or interpreters to assist them in making meaningful contributions to our field. This grant will be provided to 2 recipients per year. ATIA is also offering the Sandra Bertoni Grant for the amount of $250.00 CAD in support of Indigenous language members and initiatives. This grant will be provided to 2 recipients per year.
In terms of bursaries/subsidies, ATIA is offering a general bursary to help its members cover some of the costs of things like membership, exam fees, education or training, and other similar costs. Subsidies may also be granted to members of language-of-lesser-diffusion or smaller communities who may not have the financial means to undergo training and become a member but wish to do so. The ATIA Bursary will be provided on an “as needed” basis. The amount for this bursary is up to $200.00 CAD per application.
Sandra Bertoni Memorial Grant for Indigenous Languages
Our late treasurer Sandra Bertoni was an avid advocate for Indigenous languages and culture. In her memory, we are awarding this grant to Indigenous translators/interpreters who are making a difference in their communities and keeping their cultures and languages strong.
Heidi Seeholzer Memorial Grant
In 1976, Heidi Seeholzer was recruited from Germany by the provincial government of Alberta to spearhead the creation of the Translation Bureau of Alberta; it was from this initiative that ATIA came into existence in 1979.
Ms. Seeholzer remained an active member of the community and a resident of Edmonton until her passing in 2020; in her memory we offer this bursary to a certified translator or interpreter to assist them in making meaningful contributions to our field.
The purpose of the ATIA bursary/subsidy is to support an associate or certified member of the association in their educational or professional endeavors related to the fields of translation/interpretation; examples of these might include partial coverage of exam fees, or some of the costs associated with attending a relevant conference.