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Grants

Information for Research Grants
The Bead Society offers research grants having to do with bead history, bead trade, bead manufacturing, and related subjects. If your application is accepted, we require a paper or publication of your work for our library, and/or a lecture to the membership.

The Grants Committee meets twice a year in May and November. Grant applications must be postmarked before May 1st and November 1st to be considered.

Grant Committee:
  • Nikki Donahue
  • Lily Ellison
  • Tim Meikle
  • Lois Rose Rose
  • Diane Duplanty
DOWNLOAD a research grant application (PDF file)

You'll be asked to provide:
  • your general contact information
  • a description of the purpose, size, history and mission of your research
  • a timeline of tasks and completion dates
  • an itemized budget
  • a completed IRS W9 form (included with the PDF application)



Get Some Bead Research Practice!

Each month the Bead Society holds a Mystery Bead contest.

The Bead Society will post a picture of a "mystery bead" on this web site. Identify the bead by name and/or a proper description, then write it on a on a slip of paper with your name at the next meeting of the Bead Society. Your entry will be placed in a hat for a drawing, and you could win a prize.