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Research Quest Fund

The VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund (PeRQ) is grounded in the president's commitment to develop and enhance faculty scholarship across the institution. PeRQ’s goal is to afford all faculty an internal funding opportunity to support new, emerging or continuing research.

Quest 2025 Together we transform

Proposed research should align with the goals and key strategies presented in VCU’s Quest 2025: Together We Transform strategic plan and the strategic research priorities plan.

All VCU faculty whose appointments are approved by the dean of their college or school are eligible to apply to the Presidential Research Quest Fund, regardless of their current research support. Research proposals that advance any discipline and area of research focus are appropriate for consideration. Requests for grant support may be based on a broad array of needs, from restarting an inactive research program to pilot studies that would produce preliminary results on which external grant applications could be based. Proposed work that helps advance interdisciplinary research and inter-campus collaboration as well as research that has the potential for translation to practice or market is especially encouraged.


Contact us

Melissa Throckmorton
Director of research development and strategic projects
(804) 827-1443

Joshua Hahn
Senior grant development specialist
(804) 827-1524