Office of Sponsored Programs

OSP's February Featured Funding

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 12:00 AM - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:59 PM

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The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) accepts proposals to develop public humanities programs for audiences in Virginia.              

Open Grant Program

Open to proposals on a wide range of subjects, for projects in any format, and for amounts typically up to $10,000. 

Deadline: April 15, October 15

Draft proposals are strongly encouraged. 

Please contact VFH staff at or 434-924-7202 for assistance. 

Discretionary Grant Program

Smaller grants of up to $3,000. There is no deadline for this program; applications are accepted at any time. Applicants should contact VFH staff in advance before submitting a Discretionary Grant proposal.

VFH Areas of Interest:

Six key areas of priority have been established by the VFH for its work in Virginia, and these are also subjects of particular interest for the Grant Program. They include: 

  • Books, Reading, and Literacy
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Media and Culture
  • Violence and Community
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Virginia History

Other areas of long-term interest and commitment for the VFH and its grant programs include:

  • Teacher education programs (especially those related to Virginia's Standards of Learning)
  • African American history and culture
  • Native American history and culture
  • The history and culture of other minority communities in Virginia
  • Virginia's folklife and traditional culture(s)
  • The future of rural Virginia

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