Bankard

Annually awarded support for faculty and pre-doctoral research that will have the greatest possible influence upon the development and continuation of the public policy necessary for a healthy private business system and a healthy national economy. We welcome proposals for collaborative projects that include faculty colleagues from departments or disciplines outside of economics, business, and commerce. The 2018 request for proposals (pdf | doc) to the Bankard Fund for Political Economy fall into three categories as follows:

  • Faculty Research Projects (pdf | doc)
  • Pre-doctoral Dissertation Fellowships (pdf | doc)
  • Lectures, Workshops, Seminars and Conferences (pdf | doc)

Select publications partly funded by the Bankard Fund for Political Economy

Big Data: The Jefferson Trust “Developing Students for Leadership in Data-intensive Research and Innovation” Award

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Emeritus Small Research/Travel Grants

Small grants are available to emeritus faculty to support research- and conference travel-related expenditures. A letter of request for such funding, outlining the purpose of the request, the dates involved (if request is travel-related) and a summary of expenses should be e-mailed to Mollie Iseli at mjm8k@virginia.edu at the Office of the Vice President for Research to the Attention of Chair, Small Grants Committee.


Interim Lab

Support for worthy research previously funded by outside grants, the renewal of which is expected in the near future.


Matching Funds

Some grant proposals may require a statement of university matching funds. Researchers should submit a letter requesting a matching fund to the Vice President for Research. If the grant is approved, then these funds are available upon receipt of award.


Research Support for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

In collaboration with the College of Arts & Sciences, the VPR also provides funding for the biannual research support grants in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences through a competitive grant program. Funding may be requested for up to $3,000 for any activity or expense associated with a scholarly or research project.

Funding may be requested for up to $3,000 for any activity or expense associated with a scholarly or research project. These may include (but are not limited to):

Priority is given to proposals that request support for:

  1. Activities related to scholarly and research activities, including field research and visits to archives and special collections.
  2. Preparation of novel databases for scholarly studies.
  3. Preparation of primary scholarship or creative work for publication, exhibition, or performance (books, artworks, musical compositions and performance); typically these subventions depend on a contract with a publisher, a commission, or a contracted exhibition or venue.

All full-time, regular faculty members (tenure-track and general faculty) are eligible to apply for this support, but preference will be given to individuals who do not have access to other forms of research support through their departments, the Dean's Office, the Office of the Vice President for Research or other sources of funding. Preference will also be given to faculty in continuing positions in the College.

For additional information, contact Len Schoppa at ljs2k@virginia.edu, Associate Dean for the Social Sciences and Professor of Politics.


Small Grants/Travel Grants

Funds for supplies, editing, travel to libraries, and other small requests for faculty in the humanities and social sciences departments in the College of Arts & Sciences.


Summer Stipends

The President of the University and the Dean of Arts & Sciences annually allocates funds for faculty awards to support full-time summer research in the social sciences and the humanities (including original creative works in the fine arts).  In addition, we are allowed two (2) nominees for the summer stipend program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Faculty members who receive a U.Va. summer stipend will be expected to devote at least four consecutive weeks of the summer of the award to the project outlined in their application. (Summer here is defined as June 1 until the beginning of classes in the Fall.) They may, however, receive salary for summer teaching or summer administrative duties, provided that this salaried work occupies no more than eight consecutive weeks during the summer of the award. Alternatively, summer award recipients may accept research funds up to $10,000 from other sources for summer projects, provided that this additionally funded research occupies no more than eight consecutive weeks during the summer of the award.

Faculty members may receive summer support for no more than two consecutive years and regain eligibility after a summer without support.

44 U.Va. awards were given in 2015 including support for full, non-chaired professors. Deadlines typically are in early fall.

  • 2016 Summer Stipend Memo (pdf | doc)
  • 2016 Summer Stipend Request for Proposal (pdf | doc)
  • 2016 Summer Stipend Application (pdf | doc)

Upload (submit) your Summer Stipend proposals here.

For additional information, contact Len Schoppa at ljs2k@virginia.edu, Associate Dean for the Social Sciences and Professor of Politics.