VCUarts Resources

Research Funding
VCUarts provides up to $30,000 annually to support research, creative/scholarly work and professional development. Proposals in the range of $500 to $1,000 are suggested in order to accommodate the demand.
Download the application(.PDF).

VCUarts Faculty Award for Distinguished Adjunct
This award recognizes an outstanding member of the School of the Arts adjunct faculty who best represents the contribution of adjunct faculty to the mission of the School of the Arts. All persons who have taught on adjunct contracts during the year of recognition review are eligible for consideration.

View more information about VCUarts awards and recognition or nominate a colleague using the online form.

Arts Research Institute (ARI)
The Arts Research Institute (ARI) provides adjuncts with 1) monthly research reminders; 2) one grants workshop per semester; and 3) grant consultation by appointment. Additionally, adjuncts are welcome to access the ARI grants/residency listings on the ARI website “Find Funding” button.

Visit the ARI website for more information.

The Anderson
For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Anderson will present the first annual VCUarts Excellence in Adjunct Research Exhibition. The exhibition will function as a recognition of and showcase for the outstanding adjunct research being conducted here at VCUarts, and will provide a solo exhibition opportunity, performance or another relevant format to a VCUarts Adjunct Faculty member.

The request for proposals and application can be found here. Please contact Chase Westfall for more information at

Arts Cross-Disciplinary Courses
Teach a course open to all VCUarts majors at the 300 or 400 level. Contact Christina Lindholm, associate dean for curriculum and assessment, at for more information.

Commonwealth Society
Teach a short course, brown bag lecture or lead a field trip for the Commonwealth Society. Contact Angela Allen, director of the Commonwealth Society at

Summer Intensive
Teach a three-week summer course for high school art students. Contact Ursula Woolman, director of the VCUarts Summer Intensive at

VCU Resources

Terms and Conditions of Employment
Download the 2018-2019 Terms and Conditions of Employment for Adjunct Faculty Appointment (.PDF).

Adjunct Faculty Tuition Waiver
One of the benefits of working at VCU is the access to pursuing or continuing your own education. Apply for a tuition waiver on the VCU Human Resources website.

Summer Courses and Summer Study Abroad Programs
VCU offers opportunities for summer courses and study abroad. For summer and intercession teaching opportunities, contact your department chair(s). Contact Stephanie Tignor, director of education abroad, at for information on study abroad.

Adjunct Faculty Support program
The Service-Learning Adjunct Support Program aims to provide VCU adjunct faculty with the training and resources they need to teach high-quality service-learning courses. More information is available at the Office of the Provost website.

Adjunct Faculty Benefits
Browse additional benefits and resources for adjunct faculty on the VCU Human Resources website.

Please note that additions to resources listed on this page and in the links above will continue to be made when available or appropriate.