Funding Sources & Opportunities
4.1 University Intramural Support for Research
There are several sources of research funding within the University that comprise the Intramural Funding Programs.
The Research Instrumentation Fund is to be used for equipment purchases only. Funds can be requested to support the replacement/upgrade of, or new purchase of major sophisticated research instruments. Criteria used to evaluate proposals include likely impact of funding on scholarship productivity, enhanced competitiveness to result from an award, increased extramural funding to result from an award, and other factors which demonstrate benefit to the University. Preference is given to multi-user infrastructure instrumentation.
There are several sources of support for faculty research and scholarly projects available from University resources. The University Research Committee (URC) administers funds for the following programs:
The Faculty Research and Creative Grants Program supports significant scholarly and creative research projects, particularly in the School of Business, Colleges of Architecture and Planning, Education, Fine Arts, Health, Humanities, Law, Social and Behavioral Science, and the Graduate School of Social Work, where extramural funding is difficult to obtain.
The Faculty Fellow Awards are available to tenure track faculty in all disciplines to provide a semester of release time on full salary for scholarly pursuits of research or creative projects.
Distinguished Scholarly & Creative Research Awards are given to outstanding tenure track faculty members from all disciplines that have distinguished themselves and the University by having made significant scholarly contributions in their fields.
The Funding Incentive Seed Grant Program is designed to support new areas of research that can lead to extramural funding of new research. The emphasis of the program is on developing new research directions that can produce new funding opportunities from major sponsors of research.
- University Intramural Support for Research
- Research Instrumentation Fund
- University Research Committee (URC) Funding
- External Support for Research
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