ARTstor Travel Awards 2011

December 9, 2010

Travel AwardsWhile the digital age is opening up new ways of using images of the world's cultural heritage in teaching and scholarship, there is no substitute for engaging with original works and sites or primary source material, or for attending conferences with colleagues. In recognition of this need, ARTstor is providing five travel awards in the amount of $1,500 each (to be used by December 31, 2012) to help support the educational and scholarly activities—such as flying to a conference—of graduate students, scholars, curators, educators, and librarians in any field.

To be considered for an award, applicants must create and submit an ARTstor image group (or a series of image groups) and a single accompanying essay that creatively and compellingly demonstrates why the image group(s) is useful for teaching, research, or scholarship. These submissions will help us better understand the uses that scholars and teachers are making of the ARTstor Digital Library's content and tools and will provide insight into how we can better serve the educational community. The five winning submissions will be determined by ARTstor staff. Please note that this award is not intended to sponsor new photography for the ARTstor Digital Library.

Rules and application instructions:

  1. Applicants must create one or more image groups with a maximum of 100 images exclusively from the ARTstor Digital Library and save their image group(s) in their registered user account.
  2. Applicants must submit a single essay in English (no longer than 500 words) via email to with the subject line "ARTstor Travel Award 2010-[applicant's surname]" explaining why this image group(s) is exceptionally useful for teaching, research, or scholarship in his/her area of specialization in the arts, architecture, humanities, or sciences. Each applicant may submit only one essay.
  3. The essay submission must be accompanied by URLs to the relevant image group(s); contact information: full name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, email address (and email address for your ARTstor account if different), and phone number; a brief description of how and when the travel award would be spent (no longer than 100 words); and follow-up report on how the travel award helped research or professional activities.
  4. All graduate students, scholars, curators, educators, and librarians who are at least 18 years of age and associated with institutions that subscribe to the ARTstor Digital Library are eligible to apply. The ARTstor Travel Awards are not available for undergraduate study. To see if your institution has ARTstor access, visit
  5. The names and essays of award recipients will be published on the ARTstor public website, and may be shared by ARTstor in other venues, such as in the ARTstor newsletter. ARTstor may also post or share the award winning image groups.
  6. Winners are solely responsible for any taxes or other costs associated with these awards and will receive a 1099 tax form at the end of the year.
  7. Deadline for entries: 11:59 PM EDT March 15, 2011;
    Winners announced: May 1, 2011;
    Awards will be made by: May 15, 2011

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