Funding Resources

Check out some of the University’s most valuable resources on this page!


College council

College Council is responsible for appropriating funds from the College of Arts & Sciences School Fee. Financial support is available for organizations and individuals furthering the goals of College Council. These objectives are to (a) represent the needs and interests of College students: (b) serve as peer academic advisors; (c) foster student/faculty relations; (d) strengthen College identity; and (e) solidify relations between the College of Arts and Sciences and its alumni. Different options are available for student groups, faculty members, and students conducting independent research:

  • If you are a CIO seeking funding for an event

  • If you are a professor seeking funding for a class event

  • If you are a student seeking funding for individual research

  • If you are an RA seeking funding for an event for your residents


Public service programming board

The Public Service Programming Board (PSPB) is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of public service programming at the University of Virginia by allocating funding to student-run events and programs that aim to promote public service, civic engagement, and/or service learning.

Any of the following groups may have a representative apply for funding:

  • Contracted Independent Organization (CIO)

  • Organization governed by the Fraternal Organization Agreement (FOA)

  • Special status organization

  • Residence Life group

  • Students enrolled in an academic course with a service-learning component

Please email Katie Heimer, Program Coordinator for Public Service, at if you do not fall into any of the above categories and are interested in applying for funding.


The jefferson trust

The Jefferson Trust provides discretionary funding for trustee-selected projects that enhance the University of Virginia as a preeminent global institution of higher learning. The Trustees solicit and evaluate applications, and provide grants and stewardship towards the execution of stated project goals. The Trust measures the success of a grant by its ability to encourage creativity, innovation and leadership, and ultimately by whether it enhances the University and/or the student experience. More information on the application process can be found.


Center for undergraduate excellence

The Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) cultivates intellectual and civic development by encouraging students to pursue opportunities that support scholarly inquiry, engaged citizenship, and creativity. The CUE is currently home to:

  • National Scholarships and Fellowships

  • Undergraduate Research

  • Select UVa postgraduate programs

The CUE’s website can be accessed here.


UVA Career Center

The UVA Career Center: Your summer experiences provide you with an opportunity to explore your interests, develop insight into various career fields, and build your skill set. Whether it is an internship, summer job, or volunteer opportunity, your experience will be a valuable one, but may involve some personal expense, even in paid opportunities. These costs may include:

  • travel to and from your destination

  • housing/accommodations

  • living expenses

  • participating in a fee-based placement program,

  • tuition for internship credit

  • and/or having an unpaid internship.

For more details, visit the UVA Career Center website here.

Strategic investment fund

The University of Virginia’s Strategic Investment Fund will fund exceptional opportunities with potential to

  • Transform a critical area of knowledge or operation

  • Further research progress of the University

  • Materially enhance the quality of the academic experience

  • Support an affordable and excellent education for Virginians

  • Expand economic development in the Commonwealth

Proposals for grants will be solicited from across the University community on a rolling basis, with emphasis on ideas with the potential to transform a critical area of knowledge or function and to enhance the academic, research or clinical standing of the University in a significant way.