About Virginia Humanities Grants
Our grants support projects that explore the stories of Virginia—its history, people, communities, and cultural traditions—as well as issues and questions that impact the lives of Virginians in the present day.
- Two times a year
- Awards $5,000 – $20,000
- Letter of Intent (LOI) required
- Four times a year
- Awards up to $5,000
- No LOI required
- Application opens March 15, 2024
- Awards up to $10,000
- No LOI required
Other Funding Opportunities
- Accepted on a rolling basis; reviewed monthly
- Provides funding for single or multi-day events with a strong humanities focus
- Awards up to $2,000
The fellowships program helps writers, community scholars, educators, and university faculty members uncover stories about Virginia’s history and culture. We currently offer three fellowship opportunities: Public Humanities Fellowships; Virginia HBCU Scholars Fellowships; and K–12 Educator Fellowships.
The Virginia Folklife Program invites people who are experienced in a cultural tradition to consider teaching another community member through the Folklife Apprenticeship Program. We provide funding for an artist who is considered a master of a tradition to train an apprentice of their choosing.
Grants News & Announcements
With the help of a Virginia Humanities grant, Dr. DorothyBelle Poli and her team at the Dragon Research Collaborative have opened a new exhibit called Fossil Tales.
The Library of Virginia’s Indigenous Perspectives exhibit highlights the commonwealth’s Indigenous history and how the tribes remain a vital part of Virginia’s culture today.
In partnership with the Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission, we are thrilled to announce over $116,000 in grants supporting projects that tell stories of the Revolution in Virginia.