New Discoveries in the Museum Field: Student Research Goes Virtual

Call for Proposals & Scholarship Opportunity

Undergraduate, graduate, and emerging professionals are invited to submit presentation proposals for VAM's Student Research Virtual Hall during the 2022 Annual Conference. 

The Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) recognizes the future of the museum profession is in the hands of current college and university students. Representing the fields of art, history, public history, science, education, museum studies, historic preservation, archives and more, students are already engaged in the classroom and as museum interns, doing research, producing exhibitions, developing education programs, recording oral histories, and creating web content, among other work related to museums and nonprofits in Virginia and Washington, DC. We hope this opportunity will help further our student members' careers and offer stronger connections for emerging professionals.

Conference Location & Dates:

March 5-8, 2022, Omni Richmond Hotel, Richmond

Learn more about VAM's 2022 Annual Conference in Richmond

Apply for a scholarship (these will be available to apply for in January 2022)


Undergraduate and graduate students and those new to the field within the last three years who have done significant or promising work on museum-based projects or research, and are based in VAM's region of Virginia and Washington, DC.

If you're a fulltime student and not a member of VAM, join today for FREE!


  • A working group of the Annual Conference Program Committee will serve as jury to select up to ten presentations based on individual merit and relevance. 
  • Those selected will create an online presentation space for their presentation.  More details will be provided to selected students, but these online presentations can include video, web links, live chats, and more.
  • The student presentations will be available on VAM's online conference portal throughout the in person conference, and until June 30, 2022.
  • Deadline for submissions is January 17, 2022. 

For questions, please contact or 804.358.3170.