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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2024 IFPDA Foundation Grants

Applications due Feb. 8

Vanderbilt University may submit one application to the 2024 International Fine Print Dealer’s Association (IFPDA) Foundation Grants Program.


In fulfillment of its mission to promote greater awareness and appreciation of prints, the IFPDA Foundation provides financial support for exhibitions, scholarly publications, lectures and symposia that focus on fine prints.

Grant Criteria and Eligibility

  • Proposed programs must be open and accessible to all members of the public, regardless of sex, race, creed, national origin, disability, or age.
  • The grant period should commence no earlier than September of the year in which an application is made.
  • Applicants should supply clear information regarding the proposed completion date of the project.
  • The Foundation will not support projects involving single-owner private collections.
  • The Foundation is not inclined to support projects focusing on a single artist nor conservation and framing outside of an exhibition context.

The criteria used by the grant committee to evaluate proposals includes but is not limited to:

  • Scope and intellectual quality of the proposal’s premise.
  • Potential for both professional and public impact.
  • Feasibility of implementation
  • Qualifications of key personnel.
  • Distinction of the topic from other projects either planned or previously published in the field.

See the program page for more information and a list of previously funded projects.

Award Information

Awards generally range from $1,000 – $3,000.

  • Allowable Costs
    • Costs shall be allowed for the purposes of a grant provided that they occur or are obliged within the grant period specified in the grant application, and they are solely for the purposes of the grant and can be identified as such.
  • Non-allowable Costs:
    • Expenses incurred or obligated prior to, or after, the grant period.
    • Capital expenditures, such as building, renovation, or remodeling of facilities.
    • Outstanding debts and financial obligations or costs.
    • Entertainment, food, beverages and awards.
    • Expenses associated with fundraising.
    • Contributions and donations.
    • The use of Foundation Grants to underwrite grant programs or individual grants within one’s own organization or another organization, i.e. re-granting is strictly prohibited.

Internal application process

Interested faculty should visit this page to apply for the internal LSO competition and to find additional information about the opportunity.  The deadline for the internal competition is Feb. 8, 2024.

Any questions about these opportunities may be directed to