The NRG Ship Model Grant Program provides ship modelers of all levels easy access to fully developed modeling projects. We are seeking NRG members who can develop a thoroughly researched set of plans and accompanying monograph for smaller vessels and projects.
The details of the Grant program are below. The NRG will print the plans and offer them to ship modeling community at large. The accompanying monograph will be produced in electronic format and supplied as a free downloadable PDF file.
To kick off the program, the NRG selected the first project to be The Continental Galley Washington 1776. This first NRG Monograph contains the plans for a plank-on-bulkhead model of the Continental Galley Washington 1776. Jeff Staudt designed this project for the NRG. There are ten sheets of plans along with a monograph detailing every step in its construction. We have selected this project to set a standard for the size and scope of the projects intended for the Grant program.
If you are an NRG member who would like to work with the NRG to develop other projects like this, read the details below and submit a proposal. Should you have any questions about the program please contact the NRG office.
Request for Proposals
The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is issuing a request for proposals for consideration of funding projects that advance the art of ship modeling through research.
The Nautical Research Guild Grant Program is open to NRG members only.
The NRG will award $750 to $2500 for individual projects that provide original research and plans for small ship modeling projects.
The NRG will pay the author up to 10% of each sale for the exclusive rights to publish and sell the completed published work in either print or electronic format.
The NRG Board of Directors will determine Grant and percentage amounts based on the size and scope of the accepted proposal. The NRG will own all copyrights to the materials. Credit will be given to the author.
Each project proposed must be model ship related with research obtained from primary or secondary sources. Projects are to be for scratch built / semi-scratch built models. Monographs must contain a section on history and research as well as a “how-to” for the model builder. The plans, produced electronically, must be adequate to allow building of the project. The plans will be printed and sold by the NRG.
Plank on bulkhead, plank on frame, and solid hull are all acceptable building methods. Other building methods will be reviewed by the Board for acceptability.
The recipient must include plans to build the model and a corresponding monograph of 70 to 100 pages depending on the scope of the subject matter, with bibliography of all sources used.
Preference will be given to smaller projects (for example, small cutters, launches, brigs, sloops, tugs, cross section models, battle stations, dioramas, etc.). The NRG is not looking for larger vessels such as frigates, ship of the line, or battleships.
Grant awards will be made in installments with the dates and amounts of payment determined by the NRG, with final payment being made upon delivery and review of the project by the NRG Board.
The NRG reserves the right to stop further payments and advancement of the project upon assessing the author’s progress and acceptability of the materials produced.
Failure to complete the project in a timely manner may result in the cancellation of the project by the Board without further payment.
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