Grants Overview & History

The Trust has two types of grant-making, the Annual Cycle and the Flash Funding Cycle.  The Annual Cycle accepts proposals up to $250,000 until October 1 each academic year; with funding notifications in January.  The Flash Funding Cycle runs starts each January, accepting proposals up to $10,000 and makes grants on a month-to-month basis.

Additionally, the Trust funds three awards each year.  The Jefferson Trust Award for Early Career Excellence in Community Engagement selected by the Provost for a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in the classroom, the Intramural-Recreational Award to support two club sports, and the Madison Lane and Rugby Road Charitable Trust Visual Arts Prize to expand students’ opportunities for creative expression.

More information on grant history by year can be found below.

Grant Activity Overview (2006–2020)

  • Total number of regular cycle grants awarded: 206
  • Total funds distributed: $8,740,055 (between $296,821 to $854,000 each year)
  • Grant range: $2,500 to $150,000; with 40% of approved grants ranging from $20,000 to $50,000
  • Average grant size: $43,210
  • Grants have been awarded to students, faculty and leadership from all schools and many different organizations, centers, and areas.

Flash Funding Overview (2019–2020)

  • Total Flash Funding Grants Awarded: 21
  • Total Flash Funding: $161,306
  • Grant Range:  $1,400 to $10,000

2020—Total Grant Amount:  $962,073

Flash Funds: $108,716

Regular Cycle Awards: $853,357

2019—Total Grant Amount:  $853,169

Flash Funds: $52,590

Student Organization
Echols Scholars Symposium – $10,000

Student Organization
WICS Hack for the Future – $1,400

Student Organization
Solar Education Community Outreach Program – $2,850

Student Organization
Coding for Kids – $2,400

Office of the Provost
Community Engagement Training Videos – $7,940

Student Organization
Lightbulb – $10,000

Student Organization
Ripple Fellowship – $8,000

Media Studies
VQRadio: Virginia Quarterly Review Podcast Initiative – $10,000

Regular Cycle Awards: $800,579

Alumni Association
Student Veteran’s Support Initiative—$60,000

Data Science Institute
Data for the Social Good—$50,000

Infectious Disease in 3D—$99,945

Religious Studies
Religion, Race, and Democracy—$100,000

Student Affairs
Concussion and Headaches—$25,837

Cadaver-specific Virtual Dissection Table—$70,491

Curry School of Education
Developing Tools to Transform Student Experiences—$141,173

Student Organization
Rotunda Planetarium—$30,000

Student Organization
The Flux Poetry Series—$21,800

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
Madayin Aboriginal Art Catalog—$56,000

Emergency Medicine
UVA Medical Design Program—$81,500

Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry
Reshaping Public and Archival Space in the School of Nursing—$32,260

School of Architecture
Minority Youth Development Program—$31,573

2018—Total Grant Amount: $700,000

Student Organization
Science Delivered—$19,000

Student Financial Services
UVA Financial Education and Wellness Program—$57,900

Student Run Project, Environmental Science
UVA-SWO Partnership for Rangeland Ecology Research and Education—$67,800

Religious Studies/Contemplative Sciences Center
Student Flourishing Initiative-Platform Development—$100,000

Rare Book School at the University of Virginia
Presswork: A Program for Hands-on Historical Printing & Research—$69,865

Urban and Environmental Planning
A Virtual Exploration of Central Grounds Through Time and Space—$35,100

Student Organization
The Human Library—$36,626

Student Organization
QSU Community Partnership Program—$6,000

Student Organization
Hoos First Look—$10,479

Student Organization
Virginia Women’s Chorus Bicentennial Commission—$8,000

Civil War Era Charlottesville—$26,400

Environmental Sciences
Words on paper: art to engage science and policy—$38,923

Student Organization
Profit with Purpose—$4,000

Student Organization
TRANSFERmational Project—$15,300

School of Nursing
Community Resilience & Global Engagement: Disaster Preparedness in Nursing—$87,000

Architectural History
Strategies of Interpretation II: Highland—$17,837

Student Affairs
Hoos Connected—$39,000

Institute of World Languages
Language Forward Initiative—$50,770

Student Organization
The Ridley Scholars Outreach Video—$10,000

2017—Total Grant Amount: $727,947


Curry—Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education (CISE)
Simulations in Teacher Education—$50,000

Undergraduate Exploration with Cosmic Rays—$26,650

Logistical Pathways to Critical Diversity—$100,000

Diet and Nutrition Intervention Lab—$40,000

Disability Studies Initiative—$45,000

McIntire School of Commerce
Inaugural Diversity Funding: “McIntire Allies” & “Diversity Dialogues”—$15,000

Student Organization
Solar Car Team at UVA—$20,771

Engineering and Society
Teaching Methods Course for Engineering TAs—$89,088

Global Affairs
The Presidential Precinct—$50,000

School of Architecture
UVA Landscape Studies Initiative—$83,000

Law Library
The Digital 1828 Catalogue Collection Project—$29,419

Neurosurgery, School of Medicine
UVA Neurosurgery Teaching and Mentoring Initiative—$6,670

Student Organization
Virtual Tour-University Guide Service—$60,000

Medicine – GI
Visiting Scholar Program for Underrepresented Minorities in GI—$17,400

Student Organization
College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational—$7,375

Student Organization
Q* Anthology of Queer Culture—$7,674

School of Nursing—Dean’s Office
Interprofesional Innovation: Advanced Disease Life Support—$57,700

Student Organization
Hoots Tutoring—$4,400

2016—Total Grant Amount: $777,000

Cell Biology
Construction of tissues in vitro—$92,138

Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine
Medical Innovation + Human-Centered Design Program—$71,463

Curry, Dept. of Curriculum
Curry Teaching Fellowships—$67,375

Bio-medical Engineering
Developing Leadership in 3D-Bioprinting—$60,000

Planning Jefferson Institute for Engaged Youth—$59,500

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Teaching Seminar—$57,532

Fralin Museum of Art
Kootz Gallery—$52,000

UVA Career Center
Experiential Career Preparation—$50,000

Student Organization
Preserving Self-governance for Our Third Century—$47,235

School of Engineering
Automata Ambassador Program—$45,000

Micro Biology, Immunology and Cancer
Mass Cytometry Antibody Bank—$35,000

Student Organization
Jefferson Society Archives Project—$33,615

Student Organization
Co-create UVA—$25,230

Music Dept.
Songs of Virginia Songbook project—$25,000

McIntire School of Commerce
Founders- and Funders-in-Residence—$24,000

Intramural, Cavalier Outdoor Sports
Cavalier Outdoor Adventure Retreats (COAR)—$11,592

Student Organization
The Daedalus Project—$10,320

UVA Library
2-day Round-Tables at SALALM 2016—$10,000

2015—Total Grant Amount: $637,737

Office of the President and the Curry School
National Standard of Excellence Workshop—$93,244

Brown College
“Monroe Hill”—$85,000

Kinesiology, Curry School
Kinesiology Teaching Lab—$82,148

Office of Vice-President of Research
Developing Future Research Leaders in Sustainability and Resilience—$72,500

Student Organization
Charlottesville Debate league—$58,975

University of Virginia Library
Libra: Opening Access to Alumni Theses and Dissertations—$58,350

Ignite: Launching the Next Generation of UVA Faculty—$49,760

Curry School of Education
Integrated Learning for the Next Generation of School Leaders—$43,500

Student Affairs, Community Engagement
Civic Engagement and Student Scholars: Understanding Public Service at Mr. Jefferson’s University—$22,400

Sustained Dialogue Institute
PULSE at UVA—$19,430

McIntire School of Commerce
Integration of Rotman Interactive Trader Software into the B.S. in Commerce Curriculum—$18,000

School of Medicine
Imaging Technology Series—$15,000

Public Health, Science
Greens to Grounds—$11,430

Darden School of Business
Darden Impact Ventures—$8,000

2014—Total Grant Amount: $685,749

Office of the Provost
The Jefferson’s University-Early Life Project, 1819-1870—$81,000

Radiation Oncology
Development of a new patient imaging technique based on nuclear resonance fluorescence—$70,000

Department of Physics
Fabrication of a novel material synthesis equipment as an advanced undergraduate and graduate research topic and lab experiment—$65,000

Office of the Provost
Undergraduate Student Opportunities in Academic Research (USOAR)—$50,000

Vice-President for Global Affairs
Global Research in Tandem (GRIT)—$50,000

Public Health
Virginia Cancer Health Disparities—$42,130

Dept of Chemistry
Team-Based Guided Inquiry Laboratories for Introductory Chemistry Students—$33,500

OpenGrounds Virtual Network—$30,500

Curry School
Teachers in the Movement—$30,000

School of Architecture
Arctic Design Initiative—$28,000

Arts and Science Dean’s Office
Communicating Science to Public Audiences: A Workshop Series for STEM Students—$26,739

Department of Religious Studies
The Symposium on the Tibetan Book—$24,040

College of Arts & Sciences
George Washington Day-by-Day: 22 Feb. 1732-Feb 1799—$23,750

Darden School of Business
National Debt—$23,400

McIntire School of Commerce
Experiential Entrepreneurship Education—$23,035

Department of Music
Arts Mentors Program—$22,800

Systems and Information Engineering
Quantitative Arts at UVA: Electronic Identity and Embodied Technology Atelier—$22,295

School of Architecture
Design-Driven Manufacturing Studios—$14,000

Student Organization
Seriatim: Journal of American Politics—$10,000

Center for Global Health
The HOPE Project—$5,460

School of Medicine
HeArt of Medicine Project—$5,100

School of Medicine
Health Policy Advocates—$5,000

2013—Total Grant Amount: $670,643

Office of the President
Developing Students for Leadership in Data-Intensive Research and Innovation—$100,000

Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy
Pan-University Social Entrepreneurship Initiative—$90,000

Corks and Curls Legacy Project—$65,000

Open Grounds
Art and Environmental Action/OpenGrounds Challenge—$58,000

Engineering School
Thornton Stacks Renovation Project—$50,000

Slavic Languages & Literatures Department
Books Behind Bars: Life, Literature, and Leadership—$50,000

College of Art & Sciences
New Learning Initiative Fund—$50,000

Darden School of Business
Darden Prisoner Reentry Education Initiative—$48,000

Office of the University Architect
Conservation Analytical Microscope—$45,570

Fralin Museum of Art
Emilie Charmy (international loan exhibition)—$27,000

School of Architecture
Creative Listening at the Academical Village—$25,600

UVA Library
Multispectral Imaging of Jefferson Manuscripts—$25,000

School of Architecture
Stan Winston Arts Festival of the Moving Creature—$15,000

Dean of Students
Professional Protocols-Bridging the Gap for Underserved Populations Entering the Marketplace—$13,050

Multiple Schools
Rewriting the Eighteenth Centuries: An Interdisciplinary Symposium—$5,923

UVA Speaks
UVA Speaks—$2,500

2012—Total Grant Amount: $523,633

Department of English Language & Literature
Schoolhouse Online—$86,000

School of Engineering
Path Across the SEAS—$60,000

Vice-Provost for the Arts
Extending the Life of Bill T. Jones Residencies through Film—$59,500

Women’s Center and Curry School
Young Women Leaders Program: Sister-to-Sister Project—$50,000

WUVA & the Dept of Media Studies
Virginia Center for New Media Citizenship—$46,790

Center for Russian & Southeastern Languages
Increasing Understanding of East Europe, the Caucasus & Central Asia at UVA—$42,000

Office of Diversity & Equity
STEM Undergraduate Summer Research Program—$32,200

Office of African-American Affairs
Aligning Achievement with Graduation Rates—$32,000

Dept of Physics
Research Adventure in Particle Physics for UVA Undergrads at Fermilab—$28,800

Business Ethics Society
Business Ethics Society Speaker Series—$25,000

Student Council
Entrepreneurship & Innovations Committee in Student Council—$22,000

Center for Nursing
Historical Inquiry Interactive Dissemination of Nursing Historical Resources—$20,893

Rare Book School
Why Books Matter: An Exhibition Series & University-Wide Competition—$18,450

2011—Total Grant Amount:$470,000

College of Arts & Sciences
Pavilion Seminars—$80,000

International Program
Changemaker Campus Initiative—$55,000

Physics – Arts & Sciences
Mass Spectrometer as Undergraduate Research Topic—$50,000

Dept of Religious Studies
Virginia Center for the Study of Religion—$50,000

Teaching Resource Center
Academy of Distinguished Teachers—$49,000

Rare Book School
Research Fellowship Program—$40,000

Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages
Increasing Understanding of Middle East & South Asia at UVA—$39,000

School of Engineering
Spectra: Virginia Engineering and Science Research Journal—$35,000

Enhancement of Administrative and Career Support Postdoctoral Scholars—$25,500

Department of English Language & Literature
Notes on the State of Virginia, Digital Edition—$23,000

Raven Society
Poe Room Restoration—$15,500

Student Organization
Flash Seminars—$8,000

2010—Total Grant Amount: $350,000

College of Arts & Sciences
Support the Global Development Studies Program—$54,000

Federalist Society (School of Law)
Support the 2011 Student Symposium—$50,000

Women’s Center
Support for the Body Positive Program—$48,000

Madison House
Support for the Madison House 40th Anniversary—$40,000

Office of Admissions
Scholars Visitation Program—$30,300

Institute on Aging
Preparing Public Citizens in the Art and Science of Health—$29,800

School of Architecture
Student Team Restoration & Conservation of the 1926 Academical Village Model—$28,900

Department of Music
Jefferson’s Soundscapes—$25,000

School of Nursing
Emerging Mobile Learning—$25,000

Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra
Celesta Purchase—$19,000

2009—Total Grant Amount:$376,657

University Library
Thomas Jefferson Architectural Drawings Conservation Project—$50,860

General University
Blackburn AccessUVa Contribution—$50,000

University Career Services
Employment Development Initiative (UCS)—$40,500

Office of the Provost
Center for International Studies Initiatives—$40,000

School of Nursing
Undergraduate Research Initiative—$31,400

School of Engineering
The Progressive Innovation Program—$30,000

College of Arts & Sciences
Brooks Hall Commons—$20,000

Community Relations/Public Affairs
Linking Day in the Life’s Service to Jefferson Public Citizens’ Growth—$20,000

School of Architecture
Promoting the Student Experience in Collaborate+Design+Build+Evaluate Through the Learning Barge and ecoMOD4 Summer Build 2009—$20,000

College of Arts & Sciences
Student Math Study Lounge—$20,000

School of Engineering
Virginia Water Resources Cooperative Program—$15,761

College of Arts & Sciences
Language Pedagogy Workshop for Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages—$15,000

Center for Politics
Youth Leadership Initiative e-Congress—$12,000

College of Arts & Sciences
Enhanced Research Educational Experience—$11,136

2008—Total Grant Amount: $470,000

College of Arts & Sciences
Support the College Science Scholars and College Arts Scholars programs—$75,000

School of Engineering
Support the international studies program—$75,000

Center for Undergrad Excellence
Support the Double Hoo research initiative—$60,000

McIntire School of Commerce
Support the global partnership and curriculum development—$60,000

Center for Global Health
Support the water and health initiative in Limpopo Province, South Africa—$50,000

Madison House
Support the Program Capacity Building Project—$50,000

School of Architecture
Support the Falmouth Field School in Historic Preservation—$40,000

College of Arts & Sciences
Support small-class seminars with an academic advising component, called COLA—$30,000

Department of Germanic Languages and Literature
Support the Center of Germanic Studies—$15,000

Virginia Glee Club
Support the “Songs of Virginia” project—$15,000

2007—Total Grant Amount:$325,000

College of Arts & Sciences
Support the South Lawn construction project—$150,000

School of Nursing
Support the MBEYA Program for AIDS/HIV education in Lesotho—$50,000

School of Law
Create 13 Jefferson Trust PILA Fellowships that support internships in public-interest law—$50,000

Art Museum
Support multiple video projects of the 2005 exhibit: A Jeffersonian Ideal—$50,000

Development and Public Affairs
Support the marketing and communications of—$1 million Barber Challenge—$25,000

2006—Total Grant Amount: $301,821

Vice Provost for International Affairs
Support 24-hour access to international news feeds in Alderman Library—$100,000

Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra
Endow a principal’s chair for a harpist—$100,000

Faculty Senate
Support a dissertation-year fellowship—$25,000

Development and Public Affairs
Support the campaign’s public launch weekend—$25,000

College of Arts & Sciences
Support seven of a new series of small-class seminars with an academic advising component, called COLA—$21,000

Center for Undergrad Excellence
Support nine faculty-supervised undergraduate researchers—$20,821

Office of African-American Affairs
Support the OAAA peer advising program—$5,000

Student Organization
Support two new awards for exemplary men’s and women’s club teams—$5,000