The 2015-2016 VRA Foundation Project Grants are open!

These project grants are available to institutions in any country!

2015-2016 VRA Foundation Project Grant Program

Deadline:  November 20, 2015

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces that the application period for its next round of Project Grants is open. This program provides support for projects that reflect the VRA Foundation mission to advance education, research, and outreach in the field of visual resources and image management.

Two grants are available in the fall 2015 cycle with up to $1,500 to be awarded per grant. The funds may be used for stand-alone projects, pilots or start-up financing for larger projects, or for a significant component of a larger project. Collaborative projects and those proposed by groups, whether or not affiliated with an organization or institution, are encouraged. Of particular interest are innovative projects with results that can have broad impact and be shared with the global community. Categories to be considered for funding include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Image Cataloging and Metadata
  • Data Standards
  • Digital Archives
  • Digitization Projects of Special and/or Unique Collections (Educational Institutions, Libraries, Museums)
  • Visual Literacy
  • Pedagogy and Technology
  • Intellectual Property Rights

The deadline for the fall 2015 review is November 20, 2015.  For more information, including the application form, link to the Visual Resources Association Foundation website at:

For consideration, please submit your application to Betha Whitlow,, by Friday, November 20, 2015, 11:59 Pacific Time. The recipients of the VRAF Project Grants will be announced by Wednesday, December 16, 2015.

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.

If you have further questions about the Project Grant Program or the application process, please contact: Betha Whitlow, VRA Foundation Board of Directors,, phone: 314-935-5256.

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