Grants


Undergraduate Grants/Research Funding 2018-2019*

*This list only includes awards that are specific to research funding and does not include information on funding linked to military service. These opportunities are available on the Center for Undergraduate Excellence Website (http://www.virginia.edu/cue/scholarships.php)

Community Based Research Grant (CBURG)

For Students

Mission: Community based research seeks to foster collaborative partnerships between university researchers and the community, share knowledge among key stakeholders, and address social inequities.

Applications: 2019 -2020 CBURG Application Link

Deadline: February 11, 2019

Goal

Community Based Undergraduate Research Grants will provide opportunities for students to develop research projects that apply their academic skills, experiences, and ideas to real world problems. The grants are not limited to a single academic field. Interdisciplinary work is encouraged. Student researchers, under the guidance of a faculty advisor and in collaboration with a community organization, will identify a project that addresses a documented public need or issue. Student researchers will design a research project, adopt and deploy a research methodology embedded in an academic field(s), create a research product (paper, presentation, etc.) that benefits the community organization and meets expectations of academic rigor as agreed on by the faculty advisor and the student researcher(s).

Process

Awards will be granted on a competitive basis. Please see attached application form. A budget of anticipated expenses including travel, living expenses, research supplies should not exceed $3,000. If research is a team project that includes graduate students and other undergraduate students, then the budget may not exceed $5,000. An honorarium of $1,000 will be awarded to the faculty advisor.

Double Hoo Award

Application: 2019 – 2020 Double Hoo Research Grant Application Link

Deadline: February 11, 2019


Potential Double Hoo Projects

2019-20 Research Proposals


Double Hoo Recipient Projects


The Double Hoo Research Grant supports pairs of undergraduate and graduate scholars seeking to pursue research together. The program is intended to encourage collaborative interaction between the undergraduate and graduate communities throughout the University.  These collaborations provide opportunities for more advanced research for undergraduates and valuable mentoring experiences for the graduate student. Awards of up to $6,000 are granted to undergraduate/graduate pairs to be shared between the two at their discretion and used within one year. Faculty advisors receive $500 in research support. Grant recipients make a progress report and a final report to the Office of Undergraduate Research, and they present their research at a spring gathering. Beginning in Spring 2016, the program will offer a renewal process for pairs that plan to continue their work.

The Double Hoo program was originally created at the urging of the student-run Undergraduate Research Network and first offered in Spring 2004. In 2008, a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust allowed for the program to be reinstated after a two-year hiatus. The Cornerstone plan recently provided additional funding for the program.

  1. Who is eligible for a Double Hoo?
    Applications must be submitted jointly by undergraduate-graduate student pairs.The undergraduate may be a first- or second-year student at the time of application. Third- year applicants are limited to transfer students. The program focuses on first and second year undergraduate students with the purpose of creating an access point to research. This early entry point also allows for longer partnerships (see question #5). Graduate students must be enrolled in a doctoral program. All applicants must be full-time UVA students and must remain enrolled at the University through the completion of their project (i.e., spring of the year following application). The program welcomes proposals from all subject areas and schools at the University.
  2. How many students apply for a Double Hoo?
    The Center for Undergraduate Excellence generally receives about 50 applications for this award. We hope to fund between 10-15 awards each year.
  3. What makes a strong proposal for the Double Hoo award? 
    We’re looking for solid joint research proposals that demonstrate that the undergraduate will be an active member of the research team. The graduate student should indicate an understanding of his or her important mentoring role.
  4. May a team of three students apply for a Double Hoo research award?
    No. The Double Hoo research award is specially designed to provide a graduate student and an undergraduate the opportunity to conduct research together, with guidance from a faculty advisor. The graduate student is able to develop important mentoring skills, and the undergraduate takes on a project that might ordinarily be out of reach, while getting a taste of graduate studies. An application that lists a different number of students (e.g., more than one undergraduate) will not be considered.
  5. Can a project continue longer than a year?
    Yes. Beginning in Spring 2016 the program will offer a renewal process for pairs that plan to continue their work. This funding will also provide an opportunity to cover the expenses for conferences related to the project.

Kenan Fellowship

Deadline: March 25, 2019


The William R. Kenan Endowment Fund of the Academical Village has established an endowment to fund educational outreach programs that further the educational mission of Jefferson’s Academical Village. The fund will support five awards of $5,000 ($4,000 for students, $1,000 for faculty advisors) for full-time research to be conducted during the summer. Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at the University of Virginia are eligible to apply. The awards are open to students in all disciplines, all departments, and all schools.

In accord with the stated purposes of the endowment, the summer grants will support educational opportunities for students to conduct research projects that increase public understanding of the Academical Village. These research projects may include architectural or field internships; development of exhibitions and other educational opportunities to inform and engage the public (of all ages) in the history, evolution, and restoration of this World Heritage site; preparation of materials on historic preservation for publication and public distribution; and other educational outreach initiatives.

Proposal Requirements

William R. Kenan, Jr. Endowment Fund of the Academical Village in support of the Educational Program

Student Research Awards: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The William R. Kenan Endowment Fund of the Academical Village has established an endowment to fund educational outreach programs that further the educational mission of Jefferson’s Academical Village. The fund will support five awards of $5,000 ($4,000 for students, $1,000 for faculty advisors) for full-time research to be conducted during the summer of 2019. Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at the University of Virginia are eligible to apply. The awards are open to students in all disciplines, all departments, and all schools.

In accord with the stated purposes of the endowment, the 2019 summer grants will support educational opportunities for students to conduct research projects that increase public understanding of the Academical Village. These research projects may include architectural or field internships; development of exhibitions and other educational opportunities to inform and engage the public (of all ages) in the history, evolution, and restoration of this World Heritage site; preparation of materials on historic preservation for publication and public distribution; and other educational outreach initiatives.


Applications

Please submit the following as a .pdf or .doc attachment via email to Brian Cullaty. Applications must include:

  • A concise description (two page maximum) of the proposed research project. The applicant should explain what is to be done, where the research will be carried out, and what will be the final product. The applicant should indicate how the project contributes to greater public understanding of the Academical Village, and what impact the research will have on her or his intellectual development. You should include a bibliography of any references you have used in your project development (this bibliography does not count towards the two page maximum)
  • A one-page resume that includes class, major, and relevant course work and prior experience. A budget of anticipated expenditures (half a page maximum), including research supplies and materials, living expenses, and travel.
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • A letter of support from the student’s faculty sponsor. The faculty sponsor should be a full time teaching and research faculty member. The sponsor should explain the basis for concluding that the student is capable of completing the project at a level of high quality and also specify the sponsor’s anticipated role and degree of involvement in the project. The sponsor should submit this letter directly to the Center for Undergraduate Excellence, brc7q@virginia.edu, as a .doc or .pdf attachment.

At the conclusion of the research (no later than October 15, 2019), award recipients must submit a final product (e.g., a creative project, a curriculum design, etc.) to document the results of the research project in publishable form along with a letter from the faculty sponsor assessing the outcome of the project.


Kenan Fellowship Recipient Projects