Raise in the David Saunders Founder’s Grant
As above, it is proposed to raise the annual Saunders Grant from $2000 to $3000. This reflects increases in the real cost of undertaking research-related travel and fieldwork. The committee intends that the Saunders Grant should continue to support emerging researchers, original and significant research projects, and that it should heighten the visibility and effect of architectural history research in Australasia. The committee also notes that the long-term viability of the Saunders Grant is an open question – the fund from which it is drawn will run out in approximately five years. Options for the long term maintenance and financial viability of the Saunders Grant are being actively investigated by the committee.