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. Two grants are available in the fall 2014 cycle with up to $1,500 to 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
The application deadline for the 2014-2015 grants has been extended to November 17th 2014, 11:59 Pacific Time.
Award decision public announcement: December 17th, 2014
If you have further questions about the Project Grant Program or the application process, please contact:
Betha Whitlow, VRA Foundation Board of Directors
Download the Guidelines and Application Form (Word document)
The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) awards the 2015-2016 the Samuel H. Kress Foundation funded internship award to Meghan McGowan who will work under the direction of Maria Ketcham in the Research Library & Archives of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $4,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. The recipient will receive a stipend of $3,000 for 200 hours completed at the host site.