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 Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) has been awarded another grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to continue to fund the VRAF Internship Program. This program is dedicated to providing financial support for graduate students preparing for a career in visual resources and image management.
The Visual Resources Association Foundation is delighted to announce a second year of funding from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in support of its regional workshop program. Following the success of the pilot program’s first year, this grant will support several workshops organized by the VRAF and host institutions, to be held later in 2016 and in early 2017. The Kress Foundation’s generous funding will also greatly assist with the VRAF’s ultimate goal of making this program self-sustaining.