VRA Foundation Announces Fall 2020 Professional Development Grant Recipients

October 6, 2020 The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce the Fall 2020 VRAF Professional Development Grant in the amount of $600 to Ashlea Green, the Metadata and Cataloging Librarian for Appalachian State University, a branch of the University of North Carolina system and $100 to John Burns, Electronic Resources Librarian for Dixie State University.  Ashlea Green, plans on utilizing the funds to attend the Wikidata Institute, which is a virtual workshop from November 2-19, 2020. Green plans on utilizing the Wikidata and Wikibase linked data applications, ethical data/ontologies, data modeling, and entity mapping, etc. to establish metadata standards and practices, create better…

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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Fall 2020 Professional Development Grant | Call for Applications

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the VRAF Professional Development Grant program. This program offers two $1000 grants yearly. This grant can be used to support conference participation, enroll in a workshop, for an online education opportunity, or for research activities. For consideration, please submit your application by Friday, September 18, 2020, 11:59PM Pacific Time. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, and to submit your application here: https://forms.gle/FwcG5Ws4JCxwWtGo6 or please contact the VRAF Board of Directors at vrafoundation@gmail.com. The recipient of the 2020 VRAF Professional Development grant will…

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VRA Foundation Announces 2020-2021 Internship Award Recipient

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Board of Directors announces the 2020-2021 VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This award was generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Miriam Sappington, of Kailua, Hawaii, is the recipient of the VRA Foundation’s Internship Award. She will receive $3,000 to work a minimum of 200 hours in the Hamilton Library at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Miriam’s work will focus on creating an online catalogue raisonne of Juliette May Fraser, a talented and influential artist in Hawai’i during the early 20th century. Prints and photographs from the artist will be scanned and linked to appropriate…

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Reminder call for applications: Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award, 2020-2021 Due July 24

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the eighth VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development, and a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association. Candidates should apply after developing a project with…

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Call for applications: Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award, 2020-2021

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the eighth VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development, and a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association. Candidates should apply after developing a project with…

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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces 2020 Project Grant recipient

Stephanie Becker, Digital Collections Manager, Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to present the 2020 VRAF Project Grant in the amount of $3000 to Stephanie Becker, Digital Collections Manager and Project Manager for Regionally Speaking: A Virtual Symposium, at Case Western University, Cleveland, OH. Regionally Speaking: A Virtual Symposium project will create transcriptions and time-based captions for A/V media files, in order to create needed accessibility features for user inclusivity. The VRAF Project Grant will allow Ms. Becker, and other project collaborators at Case Western's, Kelvin Smith Library, to find, research and collaborate with a vendor,…

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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Announces Applications for 2020 Project Grant

DEADLINE:  May 15, 2020   The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) 2020 Project Grant application period is now open. This grant program supports projects which reflect the VRA Foundation’s mission to advance education, research, and outreach in the field of visual resources and image management.    A single grant is available during the spring 2020 cycle with up to $3000 to be awarded. This funding may be used for a stand-alone project, a pilot or start-up financing for a larger project, or for a significant component of a larger project. In general, collaborative projects and those proposed by groups, whether or not affiliated with an organization or institution, are encouraged. In addition, innovative projects that result in a broader impact and…

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