The VRAF offers the following types of funding opportunities:
The VRA Foundation’s Areas of Interest include visual information management and education, and the dissemination of and access to images of primarily, but not exclusively, cultural heritage materials. Projects in the following categories may be considered for funding:
Digitization Projects (Educational Institutions, Libraries, Museums)
Pedagogy and Technology
Intellectual Property Rights
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.
Specifics of eligibility may vary according to the grant offered. Please see the guidelines for each grant program.
VRA Foundation Grants are not to be used for indirect costs at institutions.
The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation is pleased to announce the presentation of its 2014 VRAF Professional Development Grants to Mark Pompelia of the Rhode Island School of Design, and Courtney Baron, of the University of Georgia.
Gabriella Karl-Johnson is the winner of the VRAF’s 2nd Internship Award. She will receive $3,000 to digitize, describe, and make discoverable a collection of lantern slides in the Digital Media Services & Image Archive at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University.