Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Travel Awards for 2011 joint VRA & ARLIS/NA conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The VRA Travel Awards have been announced for attendance at the 2011 joint VRA & ARLIS/NA conference which is taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 24-28. The deadline for receipt of applications is 30th November, 9am (USA Central Time).

A preliminary conference schedule of workshops and sessions has been posted at: and information about costs is posted here:

Generous financial support is available for members' attendance:

Up to six Tansey fund awards of $250 to $850 each.
The Kathe Hicks Albrecht award of $850 (for a first-time conference attendee)
The Gallery Systems award of $800
Two New Horizons awards of $850 each. These awards are aimed at members in the following categories: solo VR professionals, part-time VR professionals, geographically isolated VR professionals, VR professionals in smaller institutions, and/or first-time attendees
The Davis Art Top-up award of $250
The Joseph C. Taormina Memorial Travel Award of $250
A New Horizons student travel award of $300, for a full-time student enrolled in an accredited degree program and considering a career in visual resourcesOne international award, amount as yet to be determined.

The application form will be available on the VRA website from October 29: under What’s New. Before you apply, PLEASE READ "Travel Award Rules and Guidelines", "Tips for VRA Travel Awards Applicants", and "Types of Travel Awards", all linked here as PDFs:

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