Deadline: October 2, 2023 5pm
Dean’s Faculty Research Grants provide funding of up to $7,000 to support the final stage of research for which outcomes have been determined, and a venue for dissemination or realization of research results has been identified.
Eligibility: If you have received funding from the Dean’s Faculty Research grants two years in a row you are not eligible to apply for a Dean’s Faculty Research grant this academic year.
Applicants will be notified in December regarding the status of their proposal. Awards will expire December 31, 2024.
Please note: Award recipients must complete a final report on the project and submit to the Dean’s Office within 30 days of the end of the grant period. A report template will be provided. Failure to submit a final report on time will jeopardize future funding.
To prepare a competitive proposal that addresses the weighted review criteria in the Faculty Research Grants category, refer to the following:
Clarity of the project: In your project narrative, describe your proposed project related to the exhibition, performance, or publication of creative work. Be sure to indicate in your proposal the venue in which your work will be shown (gallery, theatre, festival) or form in which it will be disseminated (journal article, conference paper). Articulate the importance of this venue to the field and to your work/research. (40%)
Strong case for support: In your project narrative, describe how the project contributes to current trends/practice, your field, to your professional development at this time, and to the profile and intellectual assets of the School and the university. Projects with promise of future external funding will be strongly considered. (35%)
Clear and reasonable budget: Present a budget that clearly and accurately aligns with the activities of your project. Budget expenses should be explained in your project narrative. Click here for a list of allowable and non-allowable expenses. (15%)
Potential for external funding: In sources of external support, indicate the other sources of funding you are seeking for this project. (10%)
Faculty grants programs serve full-time faculty at VCU School of the Arts. Faculty who work in collaboration with one another may also seek funding for a common project. Faculty members are encouraged to submit ONE application per deadline. Please note: Adjunct faculty, and faculty on waiver appointments are not eligible for these programs. Adjunct faculty are eligible for modest grants from the Dean’s office to support research, creative work, and professional development. Learn more and apply.
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