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Undergraduate Research Grants

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About Undergraduate Research Grants

In the 2021–22 academic year, VCUarts will award grants to support creative undergraduate research and entrepreneurial projects.

These grants encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration and promote faculty-student mentorship. They are open to applicants seeking funding to complete research or creative work that is interdisciplinary, involves student collaboration and draws on the expertise of a faculty mentor.

Funding: Receive up to $3,000 in grant funding to develop an interdisciplinary project.

Eligibility: VCUarts full-time undergraduate students graduating after December 2021. VCUarts students may submit a proposal to collaborate on a project with a student from any other major attending VCU full-time.

Apply by: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)

Notification of award: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Apply for Undergraduate Research Grants

  • Project description/abstract

    In no more than two pages, describe the proposed project. Please provide your idea, product or service; audience (who are you addressing, helping); and the intended outcome. You may include supplemental materials directly related to your proposal that support a clarity of your idea, research, product or service.

    Team Members

    Indicate name of each student, their major and expected graduation date.


    List all estimated costs for your project, including rentals and materials. Up to $3,000 may be awarded per project. Equipment or technology purchased with these funds (such as cameras and tools) will become the property of the sponsoring department at the close of your project.


    Identify approximate dates of progress toward final outcome.

    Faculty Mentor

    Include the name of a VCUarts full-time faculty member who will serve as your mentor for this project (not required but recommended).

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