Funding Still Available From the Orlando Ridout V Fieldwork Fellowship Committee

22 Oct 2017 1:09 PM | Christine R Henry (Administrator)

 The Orlando Ridout V Fieldwork Fellowship Committee is pleased to announce that funding for fieldwork project is still available in the 2017 grant cycle for projects to be commenced in the winter of 2017 and Spring of 2018.  The deadline for applications to the various grant categories has been extended to December 1.

 

Grants to Field School Directors  

Grants of up to $1000 are available to field schools organized and directed by VAF members.  These awards may be applied to program costs and/or stipends to participants at the discretion of the field school director.

 

Application Process 

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1, 2017 (FOR FALL OR INTERSESSION FIELD SCHOOL PROGRAMS)

Completed applications by field school directors should be submitted electronically to the Ridout Fieldwork Fellowship Committee between January1 and December 1; a decision will be rendered in a timely manner after receipt of the request.  The application should define the scope, methodology, objectives, and expected outcomes of the field school. A final report will be submitted to the Ridout Fieldwork Fellowship Committee within three months of the completion of the field school describing the outcomes and impacts of the field school; if the funds were used to provide scholarships to individual participants, a list of the students who received the scholarships and amounts awarded should be included.  In addition, individual field school participants who received scholarship awards from the Field School Director should submit a brief report (up to three written pages, images, video, etc.) directly to the Ridout Fieldwork Fellowship Committee within three months of the completion of the field school discussing how the VAF Ridout Fieldwork Fellowship enabled them to obtain an understanding of fieldwork and how it will contribute to their future work/career. 


Grants to students participating in field schools or other training opportunities

Grants of up to $500 are available to students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs who will be participating in field schools or other training opportunities.  Prior membership in the VAF is not required. 

Application Process 

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1, 2017 (FOR FALL OR INTERSESSION FIELD SCHOOL PROGRAMS)

Applications should be submitted electronically to the VAF Ridout Fieldwork Fellowship Committee by the student applying to or accepted to a field school during 2017 at least one month prior to the start of the field school.  The cut-off date for receiving applications is December 1, 2017.  The application must include a description of the field school/training program to which the applicant has applied (name and location of the program, director, dates); a description of what expenses the grant will cover; the applicant’s CV; a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, field school director, or employer; copy of the letter/email of admission to the field school; and a brief essay on what the applicant hopes to learn, why the particular training is important, and how it might influence the applicant’s later academic and professional career.  If the applicant applies to the VAF for support to attend a field school prior to receiving notification of admission, such notification must be submitted before the grant can be awarded.

The grantee will provide a brief report (up to three written pages, photo essay, video, or other presentation) to the VAF Ridout Fieldwork Fellowship Committee within three months of the completion of the field school about the field school experience and how it has benefitted the grantee and increased his/her understanding of the importance of fieldwork as a research activity.


Grants to VAF members to support continuing education and professional training activities.   

VAF members may apply for grants of up to $500 to support continuing education and professional training related to fieldwork.

Application Process 

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1, 2017

Applications should be submitted electronically to the VAF Ridout Fieldwork Fellowship Committee by the applicant at least one month prior to the start of the program.  Applications will be accepted between January 1 and December 1, 2017.  The application must include a description of the program to which the applicant has applied (name and location of the program, director, dates); a description of what expenses the grant will cover; the applicant’s CV; copy of the letter/email of admission to the program; and a brief essay on what the applicant hopes to learn, why the particular training is important, and how it might influence and/or further the applicant’s career.  If the applicant applies to the VAF for support to attend an educational/training program prior to receiving notification of admission, such notification must be submitted before the grant can be awarded.

The grantee will provide a brief report (up to three written pages, photo essay, video, or other presentation) to the VAF Ridout Fieldwork Fellowship Committee within three months of the completion of the educational/training program and how it has benefitted the grantee and increased his/her understanding of the importance of fieldwork as a research activity or ability to conduct such work.


Grants to VAF members for support of fieldwork activities related to the pursuit of academic degrees    

VAF members may apply for grants of up to $500 for support of fieldwork activities that are related to the achievement of an academic degree.

Application Process

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1, 2017

(for projects commencing in Fall/Winter 2017 or Spring 2018)

Applications should be submitted electronically to the VAF Ridout Fieldwork Fellowship Committee by the applicant between January 1 and December 1, 2017, and at least one month prior to the start of the project.  The application must include a description of the fieldwork project to be undertaken (nature of the resource(s) to be studied, methodology, expected outcomes and impact, project timeline); a description of expenses the grant will cover; the applicant’s CV; and a letter of support from a faculty member or academic advisor.

The grantee will provide a brief report (up to three written pages, photo essay, video, or other presentation) to the VAF Ridout Fieldwork Fellowship Committee within three months of the completion of the project.


Grants to VAF members for support of fieldwork not related to pursuit of an academic degree  

VAF members may apply for grants of up to $500 for support of non-academic research projects involving fieldwork related to a publication, exhibition, etc., or for preservation-related fieldwork such as documentation of threatened resources. 

Application Process

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1, 2017  

(for projects commencing in Fall/Winter 2017 or Spring 2018)

Applications should be submitted electronically to the VAF Ridout Fieldwork Fellowship Committee by the applicant between January 1 and December 1, 2017.  The application must include a brief essay describing the resource(s) to be studied, the reasons for undertaking the fieldwork, methodology to be employed, expected outcomes and impacts; the applicant’s CV; if partnering with an organization, please describe the organization and include a letter from the organization describing their involvement and any contributions they might make (financial or otherwise); at least one letter of support for the project.

The grantee will provide a brief report (up to three written pages, photo essay, video, or other presentation) to the VAF Ridout Fieldwork Fellowship Committee within three months of the completion of the project describing the outcomes and impacts of the project on the resource, community, and/or their own understanding of and ability to conduct fieldwork.

Reports submitted by grantees to the VAF Ridout Fieldwork Fellowship Committee maybe submitted at the discretion of the Committee Members for posting on the VAF web page, blog, or newsletter (VAN).


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