Flash Funding

All funding for the fall of 2017-18 has been disbursed.

Designed to provide rapid, one-time funding to small groups, the Flash Fund’s inaugural focus is on “Achieving the Culture and Environment We Value”, with a special emphasis on creative ideas for programming and initiatives that uproot the conscious and unconscious biases and misbeliefs that lead to racial tension. Proposals that are in partnership with the Charlottesville-area community are particularly encouraged.

You Need to Know:

  • A total of $100,000 will be awarded
  • The maximum request of $25,000 per proposal
  • No funding request is too small
  • No deadlines—proposals will be accepted until funding is expended
  • Proposals are welcome from any group or organization that include a University employee (faculty and staff), currently enrolled students, or a graduate of the University
  • Activities must occur before April 30, 2018

To apply: email ah7sj@virginia.edu with the subject line FLASH FUNDING.

Proposal Format

Cover Page (1 page max). This page must include a title, a list of participating organizations (e.g., CIOs, school, department, etc.), an abstract (50 words or less) describing the idea/activity, and contact information for a responsible party.

Idea Description (2-page max). Provide some information about your idea and the activities. In your description, make sure that you address the following:

  • A clear description program, initiative, or activity
  • What is the intended audience program, initiative, or activity
  • How does the program, initiative, or activity address the RFP’s theme of Achieving the Culture and Environment We Value

Budget (1-page max). Provide a high-level overview of the major expenditures anticipated (e.g., travel, honorarium for a speaker, space costs, food, etc.)

Proposal Submission Instructions and Evaluation Timeline

Please submit your proposal to Archie Holmes (ah7sj@virginia.edu) with a subject line starting with “FLASH FUNDING:” A single-file PDF is preferred. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

A committee of administrators, faculty and students will review the proposals and will make a funding decision within 14 days of submission.

Questions and Comments

Any questions about the Flash Funding Program should be directed to:

Archie Holmes
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs