Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award 2021-22 [Grants Upto Rs. 2.9 L]: Apply by July 23

The Visible Sources Affiliation Basis (VRAF) is inviting purposes for the ninth VRAF Internship Award in visible assets and picture administration. 

Award Overview

The Visible Sources Affiliation Basis (VRAF) Internship Award gives monetary assist for graduate college students making ready for a profession in visible assets and picture administration. The award grants $4,000 to assist a interval of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visible assets collections in tutorial establishments, or different acceptable contexts.

The recipient receives a stipend of $3,000 for 200 hours accomplished on the host website. An expert improvement element of $1,000 helps convention attendance or attendance on the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. The recipient receives a one-year complimentary pupil membership within the Visual Resources Association.

Candidates ought to apply after creating a challenge with a selected assortment and potential supervisor. The VRAF Internship Award Committee favors alternatives wherein the intern might combine abilities acquired in the course of the course of his or her tutorial coaching to handle a challenge from starting to finish, with the host establishment receiving wanted help make priceless however hidden cultural collections seen. Initiatives that might not happen with out funding for an intern could also be given particular consideration.

The VRAF Internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Basis. The VRAF Internship Award Committee consists of a VRAF Director as chair, a consultant from the VRA Schooling Committee, a consultant from the VRA Awards Committee, and the earlier internship recipient.

Concerning the Internship

One VRAF Internship is awarded per yr. Precedence is given to candidates who submit tasks that assist artwork historic or associated visible cultural heritage analysis and scholarship.

Though the award recipient needn’t maintain US citizenship or be a everlasting resident of the US, the recipient should choose an establishment in the US to behave as host for the internship. This establishment have to be accredited by the VRAF Internship Award Committee. VRAF and VRA aren’t answerable for matching candidates with a bunch establishment, however will gladly help with the method.

This Internship Award is granted at the side of a tutorial yr. The intern is required to work on website at their chosen host establishment for at least 200 hours. The intern will select to provoke their internship within the fall, winter, or spring.

The internship should start inside 30 days of the official starting of the chosen tutorial session of the participant’s dwelling establishment and be accomplished inside one tutorial semester or two tutorial quarters. Exceptions are allowed by settlement between the chosen intern and the VRAF Internship Awards Committee. In all instances, the internship have to be accomplished inside twelve months of the recipient being notified of the award.

The intern and the internship supervisor will full transient evaluations of the internship expertise. This report have to be obtained by the VRAF Internship Committee by March 1 of the given tutorial yr.

The VRAF Internship Award will present a stipend of $3,000 to the intern. Half of the award might be granted previous to the internship, with the rest granted upon completion of the internship and receipt of a letter to the Chair of the VRAF Internship Committee signed by the internship supervisor and the intern stating that the 200 hours have been accomplished. If the recipient just isn’t a US citizen, the VRAF is required by the IRS to withhold a share of this award.

An expert improvement element of $1,000 is on the market to assist attendance on the annual VRA convention, different acceptable conferences, or the Summer time Academic Institute for Visible Sources and Picture Administration. The recipient might be reimbursed upon submission of receipts and documentation. The award recipient might be formally acknowledged in the course of the Awards ceremony on the VRA convention.

The recipient receives a one-year complimentary pupil membership within the Visible Sources Affiliation.

Interns might have the choice of receiving tutorial credit score for the internship as a part of their graduate course work however are answerable for making these preparations themselves.

Eligibility
  • College students at present enrolled in, or having accomplished throughout the final 24 months, a graduate program in library or info science, artwork historical past, architectural historical past, structure, visible or studio artwork, museum research, or different relevant discipline of research might apply for this award.
  • Candidates should have accomplished a minimum of 10 credit of their graduate coursework earlier than the applying deadline, or exhibit an equal mixture of coursework and related expertise.
Grant Quantity

The award grants $3,000 to assist a interval of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visible assets collections in tutorial establishments, or different acceptable contexts. It additionally gives $1,000 for skilled improvement, and a one-year complimentary pupil membership within the Visual Resources Association

How you can Apply?

candidates can apply for the internship via this link.

Essential Dates
  • 7/23/2021; Deadline for submission of purposes to the VRAF Internship Award Committee.
  • 8/16/2021; VRAF Internship Award Committee pronounces the award recipient for 2021-2021.
Contact

Marcia Focht
Curator of Visible Sources
Binghamton College
[email protected]

Click here to view the official notification for the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award 2021-22.

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