Undergraduate Grants

Undergraduate Research and Innovation Grants

Make your idea a reality. These grants provide $40,000 in funding per year for undergraduate research projects that spark curiosity, creativity, risk-taking and scholarly investigation.

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Internship Grant Program

The Internship Grant Program supports VCUarts students who are in need of financial assistance to participate in an internship that will expand a student’s professional experience and network.

Application reviews begin on March 1st, deadline will roll and applications will be contingent on funding after the priority deadline.


Dean’s International Research Grant

The mission of the Grant is to help fund international travel that is not in conjunction with any credit bearing coursework or faculty led programs affiliated with the University. Although proposals for support of non-VCU faculty led programs will be considered, they are not encouraged. The Dean’s Office seeks proposals for independent travel that inform a student’s research and will provide an experience in relation to their creative or intellectual trajectory.

Accepting applications through January 24

VCU Grants

VCU offers a wide range of undergraduate research grants through many university partners. Click here to find an opportunity that meets your research interests.

Various Application Deadlines

Graduate Grants

Graduate Research Grant

The Graduate Research Grant program provides funding with the purpose of encouraging curiosity, creativity, risk-taking and scholarly investigation into a project or subject of interest relevant to the student’s academic or creative interests.

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Graduate Student Travel Grant

VCUarts awards grants to support graduate students’ professional travel for conference presentation or attendance, and for performance or exhibition of student work.

For travel between July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.

Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, with limited funds, so please submit your request at least two weeks prior to the trip start date.

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Faculty Grants

Dean’s Exploratory Research Grant

This grant program provides funding to support research at the developmental stage where no definitive outcomes may be predicted. These projects allow faculty to conduct new research, explore new media, or collaborate in experimental ways.

Application Opens Fall 2018

Faculty Research Reassignments

Because ongoing and productive research is integral to the mission of VCU, highly active researchers may seek Dean’s Office support for research reassignment. From course reductions to leave, research reassignments are based on several factors and are evaluated by the Dean’s Office.

Applications accepted on rolling basis

External Funding Opportunities

Check out the link below for past & upcoming deadlines for external faculty grants.


Faculty Research Grants

The Dean’s Faculty Research Grant program provides funding to support the final stages of research for which venues for dissemination have been determined. In most cases, Research Grants are awarded for specific art and design activities that have been invited or endorsed by peer review.

Application Opens Fall 2018

American Academy in Rome Affiliated Fellowships

VCU’s American Academy in Rome Affiliated Fellowships Program provides research reassignment for faculty whose research interests may benefit from concentrated work in association with Fellows of the Academy in the Italian capital. This award covers travel costs as well as residency and studio fees at the American Academy.

Accepting applications