The Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research is now accepting grant applications. The application is at http://www.hafoundation.org/haf/grants/haf-grants.html. This yearâ€™s grant application deadline is Monday, November 1, 2010 , and awards range from $400 to $1,000. The Fund supports the study of under-researched women photographers internationally, past and present, and under-researched Western American photographers before 1900. Individuals researching Western American photography before 1900 or women in photography as well as nonprofit institutions conducting research in these fields, are eligible to apply.
A small panel of outside consultants with professional expertise in the field of photohistory and/or grant reviewing will review the applications in order to determine the awards. Applications will be judged on the quality of the proposal, the ability of the applicant to carry out the project within the proposed budget and timeline, and the significance of the project to the field of photographic history. Each recipient of the award will agree to donate, upon completion of the project, a copy of the resulting work (i.e., published book, unpublished report, thesis, etc.) to the Humboldt Area Foundation to submit to the Peter Palmquist Archive at Yale Universityâ€™s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Recipients will be notified by mid-December, 2010.
Please contact Heather Hostler, Program Officer, Humboldt Area Foundation, Eureka, CA for the application and with any questions. Humboldt Area Foundation, Eureka, CA: 707-442-2993, firstname.lastname@example.org.