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2022 Faculty Scholarship Fund

The last two years have been challenging and many are looking at opportunities to advance different aspects of their work and to reengage with colleagues near and far.  As a result, the Office of the Provost has created a new effort to support faculty research, scholarship, and/or creative activity.  To sustain those efforts, faculty who are tenured, tenure-track, or on a full-time continuing appointment, and who joined the University before August 23, 2021, may apply for funding up to $2,000 via a brief form (see below) stating purpose and outcome. Proposals may involve any non-salary item directly related to research, scholarship, or creative activity such as:

  • new or ongoing project costs
  • travel
  • attending a conference or workshop
  • (re)connecting to colleagues or a scholarly community beyond Richmond
  • expenses and stipend for an outside reviewer to visit Richmond and “scrub” a book, article manuscript, or creative work
  • hiring a student research assistant
  • essential project equipment costs

These are meant to be suggestive ideas, not an exhaustive menu. This is an opportunity for faculty to imagine what is most helpful in furthering the scholarship part of their work and to invest in those plans. 

Those interested in support for teaching, teaching development, digital pedagogy, or collective projects, can be found on those links.

Application Process for the 2022 Fund:

Funds to support faculty work differently in each school. Requests for funds may be made up to the first day of classes for fall term, August 22, 2022, via this application. Applications should be submitted to the faculty member’s school via the link below:

School of Arts & Sciences

Robins School of Business

School of Professional & Continuing Studies

Jepson School of Leadership Studies

Law School

Applications will be reviewed by the Deans office of each school and funds will be approved on a rolling basis. Funds may be used immediately and are intended to be spent before August 30, 2023.

Please direct any questions to your Dean.