Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Fall 2021 Professional Development Grant | Call for Applications

Fall 2021 VRA Foundation Professional Development Grant: Call for Applications August 31, 2021 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 (which may be divided amongst one or more grantees). 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 24th, 2021 at 11:59PM Pacific Time at https://forms.gle/zqFL8bDBJ18vZXzq7. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, please contact…

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VRA Foundation Announces 2021-2022 Internship Award Recipient

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This award is being generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Andrew Weymouth, a graduate student in the University of Washington’s MLIS program, is the recipient of the VRA Foundation’s Internship Award. He will receive $3,000 to work a minimum of 200 hours on a project for the Tacoma Public Library’s Northwest Room. Andrew’s work will involve the organization, description, and digitization of selected photographic negatives and prints from the vast Richards Photography Studio Collection, which was acquired by the library in 1989.  This collection,…

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Call for applications: Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award, 2021-2022

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the ninth 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 a specific collection and prospective…

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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces 2021 Project Grant recipient

June 7, 2021   The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to present the 2021 VRAF Project Grant in the amount of $3000 to Jaime Fogel, Director, Arthur Vining Davis Library & Archives at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida. The funds from the project grant will allow for documentation and evaluation of nearly 1500 films in a variety for formats. The top 75 assets — those of greatest historical value and those most at risk of degradation — will be selected for digitization. Three films that have already been identified as top assets include oral history interviews with Mote’s founding director, Dr.…

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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Announces Applications for 2021 Project Grant

DEADLINE:  May 21, 2021   The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) 2021 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 2021 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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The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces the 2021 Spring Professional Development Grant Recipients

  MARCH 1, 2021 The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce the Spring 2021 VRAF Professional Development Grant in the amount of $500 to Brian Watson, a Doctoral Student at the University of British Columbia’s School of Information, and $500 to Steffi Terasaki, the Curatorial Assistant/Assistant Registrar at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle. Brian Watson plans to use the funds towards a Certificate in XML and RDF from the Library Juice Academy. These languages are necessary to build compatibility between Homosaurus—an international, community-maintained LGBTQ linked data vocabulary system intended to function as a companion to broad subject…

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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Spring 2021 Professional Development Grant | Call for Applications

Friday, January 15, 2021 Spring 2021 VRA Foundation 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, February 12, 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/tSQP6g5bMLHj7H2Q6 or please contact the VRAF Board…

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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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