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Undergraduate Research and Innovation Grants

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About Undergraduate Research and Innovation Grants

In the 2020–21 academic year, VCUarts will award grants to support undergraduate research, innovation, and entrepreneurship projects.

Eligibility: VCUarts full-time undergraduate students graduating after December 2020. VCUarts students may submit a proposal to collaborate on a project with a student from any other major attending VCU full-time as long as there is a clear connection between the project and the students’ curricular interest.

Apply by: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 (11:59 p.m.)

Notification of award: Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Undergraduate Research Grants

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.

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Arts and Health Research and Innovation Grants

These grants encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration between the arts and health disciplines on projects, products, and/or services that focus on one or more of the following areas of healthcare: care provider quality, patient experience, society health and wellness. We encourage projects that focus on pandemic and post-pandemic challenges. In addition to grant funding, awardees are provided with workspace in the Center for Creative Economy and have access to a network of faculty and industry mentors in addition to those in your proposal.

Funding

Receive up to $3,000 in grant funding to develop a project, product and/or service that integrates the arts and health disciplines and contributes to the enhancement of healthcare delivery.

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James R. Gregory Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Projects with an entrepreneurial focus and have a strong potential to become a sustainable business model are eligible for the James R. Gregory Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In addition to seed funding, awardees are provided with workspace in the Center for Creative Economy and have access to a network of faculty and industry mentors in addition to those in your proposal.

Funding

Receive up to $3,000 to develop a product and/or service that has strong potential to become a sustainable business model.

Apply for Undergraduate Research and Innovation 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.

    Budget

    List all assumed 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.

    Timeline

    Identify approximate dates of progress toward final outcome.

    Faculty Mentor

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

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