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Graduate Travel Grant

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. During 2020-21, as long as university travel restrictions associated with COVID-19 are in place, the awards can be used for registration fees at virtual conference presentations, virtual performances, or virtual exhibitions of work, as well as for shipping for actual exhibition of work.

These endeavors must be distinct from coursework, faculty-led initiatives, or travel associated with candidacy, thesis, or dissertation research.

Funding availability is as follows:

  • virtual conference presentation, virtual performance or virtual exhibition (request should include invitation or acceptance): up to $300
  • shipping of artwork for actual exhibitions: up to $300

Rolling deadline: applications accepted year-round, until all available funds have been awarded.

Please submit your request at least two weeks prior to the event date.

Students may also apply for funds to attend two professional conferences within an academic year, without the requirement of exhibition, performance or presentation.

  • virtual conference attendance: up to $150

Preference will be given to applications submitted by October 15th and January 25th.


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  • If applying for funds to support a conference presentation, performance or exhibition of your work, upload a document from host venue confirming your participation. A copy of email confirmation will suffice.
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