Our graduate students are deeply committed to expanding their personal practice and creative endeavors. We invest in your pursuits through research and travel grants that support further investigation, whether it’s on campus, across town or around the globe.
Explore graduate grants
Each year, VCUarts awards several Graduate Research Grants to support your creative practice, research, and scholarly activities relevant to your academic programs and professional goals. Grants are designed to encourage curiosity, creativity, risk-taking and scholarly investigation.
Students who have achieved candidacy in a VCUarts graduate program are eligible to apply for awards up to $3,000. Grant recipients must be enrolled during the spring semester in order to remain eligible for funds. Each student may receive no more than one award per student during degree completion.
Please note that the 2023 application cycle is closed.
Each year, VCUarts awards Graduate Student Travel Grants to support invited/adjudicated presentations or performances and juried exhibitions occurring at professional conferences and/or in professional venues, within the US or internationally, both in-person and virtual.
These endeavors must be distinct from coursework, faculty-led initiatives, or travel associated with candidacy, thesis, or dissertation research.