VCUarts provides financial support for adjunct faculty research, creative/scholarly work and professional development. Adjunct-faculty funding requests are held to standards comparable to full- time faculty. Funding of $15,000 is available during both the fall and spring semesters, a total of $30,000 annually. This year, instead of a rolling deadline, proposals will be accepted and reviewed at four different times throughout the year. These deadline dates are: October 15, and November 19, 2021; and February 18, and March 25, 2022.
Eligibility: Adjunct faculty must be currently employed in the School of the Arts during the time of the request and performing satisfactorily. Adjunct faculty must be on contract with VCU during the semester of the request. Funded projects may take place within an additional semester of the request, regardless of contract status. Preference will be given to significance of proposal to the school, university and arts community as well as employee’s length of service and receipt of prior funding through this program. Proposals in the range of $500 to $1,000 are suggested in order to accommodate the demand.
Applications will be reviewed by the Office of Research, and recommendations will be forwarded to the Dean. Please contact Tracy Leipold at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or if you would like confirmation that your application has been received.