DePaul University Division of Mission and Ministry > Scholarships, Grants & Awards > Vincentian Endowment Fund > Principal VEF Grants
Principal VEF Grants are typically for proposals seeking funding over $1,500, but typically do not exceed $5,000. In some rare instances, multi-year grants have been awarded for as much as $10,000.
Beginning in the 2020-2021 Academic Year, Principal VEF Grant applications are only accepted in Winter Quarter of each Academic Year. If awarded, the grant dollars will not be available for use until the beginning of the next Academic Year on July 1. For example, applications awarded in Winter Quarter 2021 will be able to spend dollars starting on July 1, 2021.
Principal VEF Grants are funded by creating an Internal Grant with a unique University DeptID and Project Number. It is highly encouraged for recipients to work with their College’s Grant Manager or Business Manager as well as the University’s Financial Services Team.
Contact Michael Van Dorpe with any questions.
UPDATE for 2020-2021 Academic Year: The Principal VEF Grant application traditionally has happened in Fall Quarter each year. As part of our long-term planning and, in part, in response to the pandemic, we are shifting the Principal VEF Grant application process to Winter Quarter each year.
As a result, new Principal VEF Grants will not be available in the 2020-2021 Academic Year. In order to help support new projects this year, the limit on Discretionary VEF Grants will be increased to $2,500 for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.
All DePaul students, staff, and faculty who have a continuing relationship with the University are eligible to apply for a VEF Grant.
Students will need the support of a full-time staff or faculty member prior to applying in order to be considered for funding.
For staff and faculty, we will notify their supervisors at the time of the application being submitted and when we communicate final decisions