VSA Grant Program

We are excited to announce a new VSA Grant Program to provide funding for projects that advance the VSA’s mission and goals. We invite project proposals from individuals, groups or organizations. We are particularly interested in projects that go beyond our traditional methods to benefit our VSA members and our wider community.


  1. The grant applicant and the majority of the principal investigators of the project must be VSA members in good standing.
  2. The subject matter of the project includes (but are not limited to) publications, research, and education.
  3. The projects will be evaluated based on the quality and results of the projects, how well they advance the VSA’s mission, and how they benefit our VSA members and our wider community.
  4. The first step in the grant proposal process is to submit a short Letter of Inquiry. The purpose of this Letter of Inquiry is to determine how well the proposed project meets our VSA mission and serves our community. If the project merits further consideration, the applicant will be invited to submit a detailed Grant Application Form.
  5. The deadline for the Letters of Inquiry is August 1, 2021.
  6. The deadline for the Grant Application Form is September 15, 2021. Grant applications will be accepted only from those who have been invited based on their Letter of Inquiry.
  7. Final decisions for grant funding will be made by November 1, 2021
  8. In future years, we expect two rounds of proposals per year, with Letter of Inquiry deadlines in March and Oct.
  9. VSA funds are limited and we expect many competitive proposals. Therefore, a VSA grant may supply only a portion of your total project expenses. Other sources of funding may be necessary to ensure the overall success of your project.

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