Funds for field schools, fieldwork related to scholarly research, and field-based continuing education are available in 2021 through the Orlando Ridout V Fieldwork Fellowship. In the past, the Fellowship has been well utilized by field school directors and students attending various programs across the country; however, like so many others, the pandemic affected these learning opportunities. With vaccinations, we are hopeful that field schools will soon resume regular activities. In the meantime, we are highlighting the other categories in which this fellowship can be immensely helpful to both students and professionals. Students may also apply to assist with research and fieldwork for the preparation of a thesis or dissertation, and practicing professionals and scholars may apply for continuing education as related to fieldwork or for actual fieldwork that complements their archival research.
Funding categories include:
1) Field school directors (VAF members) may apply for grants of up to $1,000 to support their programs and/or provide financial aid to participants;
2) Participants in field schools or other training opportunities may apply for stipends of up to $500 to attend such programs (prior VAF membership not required for students);
3) VAF individual or institutional members may apply for grants up to $500 to support continuing education and professional training activities;
4) VAF members may apply for grants of up to $1,000 for support of fieldwork activities related to the pursuit of academic degrees;
5) VAF members may apply for grants of up to $1,000 to support fieldwork activities