Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Grant - visual resources


Deadline: March 31, 2011

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces a new Project Grant program, whose purpose is to provide support for projects in the field of visual resources and image management that are consonant with the VRA Foundation mission.

Up to $1,500 will be awarded per grant. The funds may be used for small, 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 favored. Categories to be considered for funding would include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

Image Metadata
Image Cataloguing
Data Standards
Digital Archives
Digitization Projects (Educational Institutions, Libraries, Museums)
Visual Literacy
Pedagogy and Technology
Intellectual Property Rights

Project proposals may be submitted at any time during the year. The Foundation reviews and selects projects for funding twice a year, in April and November.

The deadline for April review is March 31. The deadline for November review is October 31.

For information about grants contact:
David Green
VRA Foundation Board

The mission of the VRA Foundation is to advance knowledge in the field of visual resources and image management and to provide educational and training opportunities in support of broad access to cultural information in the digital age. The Foundation advances awareness of important issues for digital information management; encourages the application of professional standards, innovative technology, and metadata cataloging protocols; facilitates workplace training; and promotes awareness of intellectual property rights and copyright issues. The VRA Foundation supports a range of educational offerings to help ensure that such information reaches a diverse and global audience.