Funding Working Group

The Funding Working Group on is a standing body of the South Asia Open Archives, reporting to the SAOA Executive Board and working in close consultation with the Program Manager, the Content Curation Working Group, and the Infrastructure Working Group.

Members of the Funding Working Group:

Karen Farrell, Indiana University (Co-Chair)

Ryan Perkins, Stanford University (Co-Chair)

Ellen Ambrosone, Princeton University

Bronwen Bledsoe, Cornell University

David Magier, Princeton University

Brandon Miliate, Yale University

James Nye, University of Chicago

Gautham Reddy, Emory University

Mara Thacker, University of Illinois


The Funding Working Group provides recommendations to the Executive Board on all matters associated with the financial wellbeing of SAOA. These include, but are not limited to, fund raising from external sources, development of cash flow projections, and solicitation of new members.


The Funding Working Group contributes to the financial stability of SAOA. It participates in shaping the vision of SAOA as the initiative grows and develops over time.


The Funding Working Group is composed of at least three members from SAOA member institutions appointed by the Executive Board. At least one member will be from the Executive Board and that member will chair the Working Group. The Project Manager participates in meetings of the Working Group. The term of service on the Working Group, other than for the chair, will be one year to encourage broad participation over time by SAOA member institutions.

Tasks, Timelines, and Deliverables:

Tasks, timelines, and deliverables for the Working Group will typically be recommended by the Executive Board. The Working Group may also propose tasks within its purpose that contribute to the SAOA mission.


The Funding Working Group will report to the Executive Board at least quarterly and more often if requested. The Executive Board will be responsible for reporting recommendations by the Working Group to the SAOA membership.

Approved by the OAi Executive Board on May 26, 2016