Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission Seeks Applications for Research Grants

Thursday, March 24, 2016

​The Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission is seeking applications for research grants for projects that will focus on elements of local history for Virginia Beach, the former Princess Anne County and related earlier historic and prehistoric eras. Applications and grant program information may be found under “Related Documents” at and are due Wednesday, April 27.

The purpose of the Research Grant Program is to encourage scholarship about persons, places and events that are significant to the city’s history. The research projects must result in tangible products, such as written reports or historic markers. Funding is for costs directly related to the compilation of research and production of the final product. The minimum grant project award will be $500 and the maximum will be $2,500. The total available funding for all grants is $10,000.

Individuals eligible to apply are:

  • Undergraduate and graduate level students attending accredited colleges and universities in Virginia
  • Teachers/professors in social studies/American history currently employed in public or private schools, colleges or universities in Virginia
  • Professionals currently employed in museums, libraries, historical societies and similar organizations in Virginia
  • Virginia residents over the age of 18 who have a demonstrated ability for historical research

All applicants must engage a project sponsor to review and approve the project final report or product prior to submittal. The sponsor must be identified in the application and must sign the application.

Information about the funding policies and Research Grant Program are available at Interested applicants may contact Historic Preservation Planner Mark Reed at (757) 385-8573 or for additional information about the program requirements or to receive application materials via e-mail or U.S. mail.

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