The purpose of the VRA Foundation’s Project Grant is to provide support for projects in the field of visual resources and image management that are consonant with the above areas of interest. Up to $1,500 will be awarded per grant. The funds may be used for stand-alone projects, pilots or start-up financing for larger projects, or for a component of a larger project. Collaborative projects and those proposed by groups, whether or not affiliated with an organization or institution, are encouraged. Of particular interest are innovative projects with results that can have a broad impact and be shared with the global community. Categories to be considered for funding would include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
The grant recipient will submit a report on how the grant contributed to the completion or significant development of the project, and include a financial statement, no later than one month following the project’s completion, or that part of it for which the grant was used. Depending on the length of the project, the grantor may request progress reports.
The VRA Foundation has United States Internal Revenue Service status as a 501c3 non-profit entity. All elements of a proposed project must be performed within the legal parameters of United States local, regional. and federal government requirements. International applications are welcome from institutions or individuals provided applicant institutions have the equivalent of US non-profit status and applicant individuals have a similar non-profit, educational purpose.
Grant monies may not be used to cover indirect costs at institutions
Applications for the 2013-2014 grants due: October 30th, 2013
Award decision public announcement: December 11th, 2013
Download the Guidelines and Application Form (Word document)
Angie Yip, of Chatham, Ontario, Canada, is the winner of the VRA Foundation’s first Internship Award. She will receive $3,000 to work in the Visual Resources Department at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, collaborating with the Detroit Institute of Art and Wayne State University to catalog and make accessible several thousand images to facilitate teaching and learning.
The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation is pleased to announce the presentation of its 2013 VRAF Project Grants to Amanda Rybin and Christopher Strasbaugh. The amount of each award is $1500.00.