Jefferson Trust Seeking Grant Proposals for Innovative Ideas or Program Expansion Projects

August 3, 2022 by

The Jefferson TrustJefferson Trust logo annual grant cycle is open for the 2022-23 academic year to any UVA student, faculty, or staff with an innovative idea or idea to radically expand an existing program. Grant proposals including everything from starting a new student group to supporting an innovative research project to seeding a University initiative. The Annual Cycle is intended for requests with budgets ranging from $10,000 to over $300,000, but there are no minimums, and maximums vary based on available funds.

Guidelines for proposals:

  • Tangible positive impact on the student experience, the University community, or society at large and encourage innovation and/or leadership.
  • All UVA students, faculty, and staff are eligible to apply.
  • Innovative ideas and radical expansions of existing programs and projects. We do not provide sustainable, operating funds, nor support ventures with a for-profit outlook.
  • Single and multi-year timelines (no more than three) provided the budgets for each year are submitted.
  • Physical spaces are typically not funded unless tied to funding a new program.

Annual Grant Timeline:

  • Now: Letter of Inquiry (LOI) forms available in the grant portal
  • September 15: Last day to submit an LOI with feedback
  • October 1: Last day to submit a finalized LOI
  • October 31: Proposal deadline
  • January 20-21, 2023: Proposal pitches
  • February 2023: Grants awarded

Submission information: Jefferson Trust Grant Seekers

Questions: Amy Abonner, Director of Grants, Jefferson Trust

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