Division of Outreach and Research

A division of the L. Douglas Wilder School of government and Public affairs
Assistant Director of OPPO Grant Rissler, PhD, presents to an audience [View Image]

Faculty training

At the Office of Public Policy Outreach, we equip Virginia Commonwealth University faculty with the training they’ll need to productively work with Virginia policymakers.

Our faculty fellow program and our seminars prepare VCU subject matter experts to connect with lawmakers and familiarize them with the nuances of Virginia government.

Translational Research Fellows

This program prepares VCU faculty members from across disciplines to work closely with Virginia legislators. Training includes how to effectively translate academic research into public policy.

For details and application instructions, visit our Translational Research Fellows page.


Our seminars provide VCU faculty with a comprehensive overview of Virginia state government, as well as guidance on how to provide academic insights to policymakers. Learn more about our seminars.

Contact us

  • Phone: (804) 827-2603
  • Email: oppo@vcu.edu
  • Box 843089
    Kearney House, First Floor
    921 West Franklin Street
    Richmond, Virginia 23284
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