Deadline Info: Proposals can be submitted at anytime.

Agency/Sponsor: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities


  • VFH funds public humanities programs in Virginia that are shaped by and significantly involve humanities scholars and/or other community experts. The grant program encourages projects that increase public understanding of important issues and enrich the cultural life of the state, such as:

    • Exhibits

    • Lectures or lecture series

    • Community forums and public discussions, including book or film discussion programs

    • Festivals

    • Conferences and symposia

    • Media programs: films, script development, videos, television, radio, and digital media projects

    • Publications: brochures, posters, pamphlets, maps, books, journals, and catalogs

    • Research leading to programs that have a direct public audience

    • Institutes for teachers

    • Community history projects, including oral histories

  • While the grant program is designed to remain as open as possible to new ideas and initiatives, VFH funding priorities are:

    • Books, reading, and literacy

    • Rights and responsibilities

    • Media and culture

    • Violence and community

    • Science, technology, and society

    • Virginia history

    Other specific 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

    • Virginia Indian history and culture(s)

    • Cultures and communities in Virginia

    • Virginia's folklife and traditional culture(s)

    • Local and regional history

  • Funding: Up to $3,000 at any time during the year.

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