Grant Resources

Funding and grant resources listed on this page are meant to primarily support students and faculty within the Department of Historic Preservation. However, the larger University of Mary Washington community as well as local preservationists may also find such resources and links beneficial.


Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit (CW CESU)

The CW CESU offers the opportunity to work cooperatively with a number of partner institutions and agencies on number of funded research based projects. For UMW faculty interested in pursuing a project through the CW CESU please contact Michael Spencer ( for more information.


College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Grants

A great opportunity for UMW students to help fund research projects and related travel, please note posted deadlines.


National Endowment for the Humanities

Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

Preservation and Access Education and Training (Regional and National in scope)

Preservation and Access Research and Development


National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)

Preservation Technology and Training Grants


Virginia Department of Historic Resources (VaDHR)

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources offers a number of funding opportunities for preservation projects, such as tax credits.

Tax Credits

Other Grants and Funding Opportunities