Adjunct Faculty Grant Application for Research/Creative Work and Professional Development

  • 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. The deadline dates for this academic year are: October 23, 2023 and February 19, 2024.

    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. One submission is permitted per deadline. Funded projects may take place within an additional semester of the request, regardless of contract status, and should be completed within this timeframe. Preference will be given to significance of the proposal to the school, university and arts community. Proposals can be funded up to $1,000.

    Applications will be reviewed by the Office of Research, and recommendations will be forwarded to the Dean. Please contact Tracy Leipold at with questions, or if you would like confirmation that your application has been received.

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  • Description of Activity: Describe the proposed activity including your proposal’s contribution to your career trajectory, the School of the Arts, university and/or contribution to the arts community.
  • Examples: performance or exhibition; books related to research; shipping costs; printing; attending a residency; workshop/training, etc. Please be as specific as possible, and provide reasonable estimates of cost where appropriate. Example: I am requesting funding for the following: X – $100, Y – $250 and Z – $325, for a total request of $675. Note: For health related travel advisories refer to the following URL for guidance–
  • Max. file size: 20 MB.