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Internal Grants and Awards

The programs listed on this page are intended to support and recognize the research efforts of tenured and tenure-track faculty. When exploring these opportunities, keep in mind that the term "research" is broadly applied; it includes traditional research, creative expression, and all other forms of scholarly activities. See Criteria for the Evaluation of Scholarly and Creative Productivity for additional information.

Grants

Cross-Disciplinary Grant Development Award

The Cross-Disciplinary Grant Development Award  is intended to provide the resources needed to develop competitive external grant proposals for research that crosses disciplinary boundaries. Awards typically range from $8,000 to $15,000, with 1-2 awards made during each of the fall and spring award cycles. Application information can be found on the Review website when proposal submission windows are open.

Proposal Development Travel Grant

The Proposal Development Travel Grant is intended to enhance the competitiveness of grant proposals by providing travel support funds to faculty or staff wishing to meet with agency program officers or collaborators at other institutions. Travel to meetings, workshops, etc. is not eligible for support. Travel support is limited to $1,000 (as reimbursement of allowable costs), and only a limited number of grants are available each year. Applications are accepted continuously through the Review website.

Publication/Exhibition/Open Access Grant

Matching funds of up to $200 per faculty member is available to defray publication costs, exhibition fees, and open access fees. Applications are accepted throughout the year and awards are made on a quarterly basis (while funds remain). Specific guidelines and application information can be found on the Review website under "Ongoing Programs".

University Research Grant (URG)

The University Research Grant (URG) program is an internal grant program funded by the University and administered by each individual college.

Annual Calendar for Internal Grants

Program
Competition
Opens
Applications
Due
Awards
Announced
Funds
Available

Other

Cross-Disciplinary
Grant Dev. Award

Aug. 1
Jan. 1

Oct. 15
Mar. 15

Nov. 15
Apr. 15

Dec. 1
May 1
External Proposal Due
Dec. 31 (following yr)
Jun. 30 (following yr)
Proposal Development
Travel Grant
 Ongoing
while funds last
Continuous  within
~1 month
Reimbursed
after Travel
See program
guidelines
Publication, Exhib., &
Open Access Grant
Ongoing
while funds last
Continuous End of
quarter
within
~10 days
See program
guidelines
University Research
Grant (URG)
Varies
by College
Varies
by College 
Varies
by College 
July 1
following Fiscal Yr
Contact your CRC for
more details

 

Awards and Recognition

Million Dollar Club

The Million Dollar Club recognizes faculty and staff members who have received $1 million or more in external grant and contract support processed through Research and Sponsored Programs. The inductees are recognized each year at the Research Recognition Reception held in the spring semester.

Outstanding College Researcher Award

Each of the colleges may select a faculty member to receive the Outstanding College Researcher Award. Candidates for the Outstanding University Researcher Award are selected from faculty who have received the college-level award.

Outstanding University Researcher Award

The Outstanding University Researcher Award recognizes faculty members who have built a national or international reputation for excellence in research, outstanding scholarly work, and substantial contributions to the profession/discipline. Candidates for this award must be nominated by their college dean, and must be previous recipients of the Outstanding College Research Award.

Outstanding Cross-Disciplinary Team Research Award

The Outstanding Cross-Disciplinary Team Researcher Award recognizes exemplary collaborative research conducted by multiple investigators from different disciplines.

Research Initiative Award

The Research Initiative Award recognizes faculty members who have initiated a promising research agenda early in their academic careers.

Annual Calendar for Internal Awards

Award
Competition
Opens
Applications
Due
Awards
Announced

Other
Outstanding College
Researcher
Varies by
College
Varies by
College
Varies by
College
See program
guidelines
Cross-Disciplinary Team
Research
July 15 1st Friday in
October
Early December See program
guidelines
Million Dollar Club N/A N/A March 1 Determined by grants
processed through RSP
Research Initiative Varies
by College
Varies
by College 
Early December Nominations are made by
college deans only
Outstanding University
Researcher
July 15 1st Friday in
October
Early December Nominations are made by
college deans
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