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TOTALITARIAN PROJECT BUDGET DETAILS

 

 

STAFF ON SALARY

 

Global Totalitarianism Research Project Director (Salary: $75K per year)

Duties: The director sets the agenda for the Global Totalitarianism Research Project.  The director supervises the writing and research of all researchers and consultants related to the project; and networks with scholars and institutions whose work pertains to the project.  .

 

Administrative Assistant (Salary $35K per year)

Duties: This person handles clerical and research work for the project.  A particularly important part of the ARA’s work is to scan in key documents (OCR) and convert them into text for placement on the web.  The ARA also creates PDF Files of important historical documents for posting on the web.

 

Web and Graphic Design Technician: (Salary $35K per year)

Duties: A technician is needed to maintain and improve the project web pages.  This will include graphic design works such as posting photographs and designing maps for certain projects.  In the case of high volume OCR projects this person will work with the ARA to enable projects to be completed in a timely manner.

 

CONSULTANTS

 

Project Consultants (Salary and expenses $70K per year)

Duties: Specialists are to be hired as consultants on an “as needed” basis for research projects and translation assistance.  The languages of primary importance are German, Chinese, and Japanese.  The languages of secondary importance are Russian, Italian, Arabic.  If possible, these consultants will be located in the countries where they are needed.  The projected financial figure above includes all salaries, as well as all other business related expenditures.  Details about these expenditures will be expanded in the future based on the needs of each research project.

 

OTHER EXPENSES

 

Travel - $10K  Our main goal for the first year is a trip to Germany which will cover a number of cities for a detailed study of archives and historical sites.  Later we want to visit Moscow in Russia; Beijing in China; and Tokyo in Japan.

 

Foreign Offices $30K  For the second year we would like to establish two of  consultants in Berlin and Tokyo on a permanent basis.  To keep costs under control and make efficient use of donors’ money these “offices” would be modeled on the “stringer” system of many major newspapers.  We would supply top quality computer equipment, internet access (preferably broadband), a post office box and some other expenses for scholars to operate in an efficient manner out of their homes.

 

Office Expenses (Telephone (particularly international calls, fax, courier, and computers) - $10K

 

Legal Fees - $15K  We have one of America’s leading law firms as our corporate counsel.  We try to make sure that we are following all regulations. 

 

Accounting Fees $10K  We have a nationally known accounting firm that specializes in non profit work as our accounting firm.  Project will be closely monitored to make sure money is spent as promised.