We are pleased to announce this year’s travel award opportunity from the Pacific Rim Chapter of the Visual Resources Association.
This year the VRA Pacific Rim Chapter is offering a travel award of up to $500 (this may be adjusted to up to $600 in January 2020) to cover eligible conference and travel expenses for a chapter member attending the VRA national conference in Baltimore, Maryland March 24 – 27, 2020. Some criteria that will be used in the selection of the travel award winner are:
- Status as a graduate student in a Library and Information Science, Art History, or other program which has potential for a relevant emphasis on visual culture, materials and resources.
- Status as a first-time participant at the national conference, or length of time since attending your last VRA conference.
- Lack of financial assistance from your institution for travel and staff development.
- Past or present participation in the Pacific Rim Chapter, such as holding an office, hosting an annual meeting, or length of time as a member.
- Participation in the national conference as a panel member, moderator, committee member, volunteer, etc.
We invite any chapter member who is interested in attending VRA 2020, and who has not received chapter travel funds in the last two years, to apply for this travel award. In your letter of application, be sure to include a discussion of the above criteria as they apply to you. Please also include a budget that outlines your expenses and any funds currently committed to cover those expenses.
The application deadline is 5 PM PST on Friday, January 10, 2020.
The winner of the award will be informed of the committee’s decision by January 17, 2020.
The recipient of the travel award will be required to complete the following duties in 2020:
1. Report on the conference to members at the 2020 Pacific Rim Chapter meeting
2. Serve on the chapter travel award committee for the 2021 VRA annual conference
*If the chapter travel award recipient has also received a VRA travel award, the chapter award will only cover documented conference expenses beyond those covered by the VRA travel award. That may be up to $500 (or $600), but it may also be less than that.
Feel free to contact us with questions.
Morgan Bell, University of Washington
Amy Stewart, Reed College