Conference Travel Grants

Deadline: March 15, 2024


With support from the VCU Office of Research and Innovation and the College of Humanities and Sciences, the Humanities Research Center is pleased to continue supporting travel by VCU faculty in the humanities to present their scholarly findings at major domestic and international conferences.

Full-time tenured, tenure-eligible, and term faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at VCU are eligible to apply for these conference travel grants. The maximum award is $1,000, and funding is prioritized for applicants who demonstrate previous and/or ongoing contributions to the intellectual life of the HRC.


To apply for funding, please provide:

  1. a link to the conference website
  2. the email/letter confirming acceptance and/or inclusion in the conference program
  3. the conference paper proposal
  4. a current CV
  5. a budget which will highlight the requested amount
  6. a short paragraph describing your contributions to the intellectual life of the HRC in the last two years (panels, grant teams, research groups, webinars, Research Fridays, Meet VCU's Authors presentations, mentoring, community engagement work, etc.)

Please submit your application (in one PDF document) to the HRC acting director Chris Cynn at The proposals will be reviewed by a committee of faculty members, the director, and the associate director.

a presenter gives a lecture at a conference