President and Provost’s Funding for Institutionally Related Research

The President and Provost’s Fund supports faculty-led research projects related to the University’s strategic plan, with an emphasis on improving the experiences of students, faculty and staff – anything that could improve life and learning at UVA. In spring 2022, the University seeks proposals that specifically focus on student success and student well-being.  The fund has a total pool of $700,000, with a cap of $200,000 per award. Proposals are due to deans’ offices by April 7, 2022. The Deans of both the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Medicine may submit up to four proposals for this award cycle. Deans from all other schools may submit up to two.

Funded projects can be completed with one-time funding; alternatively, faculty whose projects have broader reach may use these grants as seed funds to attract longer-term funding from federal agencies, private foundations and other sources. Proposals must be submitted by a dean’s office or, if you are in an institute or center not housed in a school, by Louis Nelson, vice provost for academic outreach. Collaborative proposals are strongly encouraged.

For more information visit the application on the VPR’s website.   

2021 Awardees

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  • Karen Inkelas
    School of Education and Human Development
  • Bethany Teachman
    Psychology, College & Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
    Hoos Think Calmly

2020 Awardees

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