Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research focus is on making key investments in the UC research enterprise that will impact our local, national and global partners to advance multi- and trans-disciplinary initiatives in existing and emerging communities of research excellence at UC.

Office of Research Funding Opportunities

2nd Annual Trans-Disciplinary Research Leadership Program

Due Date: October 31, 2017

Call for Applications for the 2nd cohort of the Trans-disciplinary Research Leadership Program just released!

The goal of the Trans-disciplinary Research Leadership Program is to provide an academic year-long trans-disciplinary team research leadership development training for an elite group of promising, future leaders. The focus is on practical mentoring and collaborative research project development across disciplines with an actionable deliverable at the end of the year to begin or expand collaborative research.

While this program is targeted for mid-career to early senior faculty (late Associate - early Full) all qualified faculty at all levels will be considered. The faculty must have demonstrated successful trans-disciplinary research accomplishments or interest and potential to be successful in this area.

The applicant must submit the following in a single pdf file: Application Packet TDRLP

Applications and questions should be submitted to: heather.geers@uc.edu

Core Equipment Grant Program

Due Date: November 6, 2017 by 5:00 pm EST

The Office of Research (OoR) understands that sustaining and refreshing core facilities is critical for future success of the research enterprise. A new core equipment grant program has been created to address this issue. For this internal grant program, a core facility is defined to be inclusive of shared facilities without government approved charge rates. This program will target proposals from core facilities to support acquisition of new equipment or software to improve core operations or to create a new core facility.

Funding Priorities, Eligibility and Other Procedures

  • The program is open to all UC Colleges, exclusive of the College of Medicine.  
  • The key priorities are: 1) equipment requests that show convincing arguments for increased use of facilities by UC faculty and staff and/or external parties, e.g., objective endpoints for demonstrating success; and 2) evidence for enhanced multi-disciplinary collaborations.
  • Matching funds from other sources to support the planned core expansion will be viewed favorably in the application.
  • Applications will be reviewed by a panel of UC faculty and staff who will make recommendations for funding to the Vice President for Research. Reviews will be made available to all applicants. 
  • The number of proposals funded will be a function of funds available, and the numbers of meritorious, qualified applications received.  Awards are for up to $50,000 in capital equipment purchases. We anticipate funding two to four of these proposals.
  • Funds cannot be used for faculty or staff salaries or travel. A separate core capability development program has been created for this purpose
  • Applications are limited to one proposal per core facility.

For any questions, contact Phil Taylor at 513-556-5308 or taylorp4@ucmail.uc.edu

Core Capability Development Grant Program

Due Date: November 6, 2017 by 5:00 pm EST

The Office of Research (OoR) understands that sustaining and refreshing core facilities is critical for future success of the research enterprise. A new core capability development grant program has been created to address this issue. For this internal grant program, a core facility is defined to be inclusive of shared facilities without government approved charge rates. This program offers personnel support to existing core facilities to develop new tools / methods / techniques to expand the capabilities of core facilities.

Funding Priorities, Eligibility and Other Procedures

  • The program is open to all UC Colleges, exclusive of the College of Medicine.  
  • The key priorities are: 1) funding requests that show convincing arguments for increased use of facilities by UC faculty and staff and/or external parties, e.g., objective endpoints for demonstrating success; and 2) evidence for enhanced multi-disciplinary collaborations.
  • Matching funds from other sources to support the planned core expansion will be viewed favorably in the application.
  • Applications will be reviewed by a panel of UC faculty and staff who will make recommendations for funding to the Vice President for Research. Reviews will be made available to all applicants. 
  • The number of proposals funded will be a function of funds available, and the numbers of meritorious, qualified applications received.  Awards are for up to $25,000.  We anticipate funding up to two of these proposals.
  • Funds are for personnel time and materials and supplies purchases only.
  • Applications are limited to one proposal per core facility.      

For any questions, contact Phil Taylor at 513-556-5308 or taylorp4@ucmail.uc.edu

Collaborative Research Advancement Grants Program - Track 1: Pilot Teams

RFPs open on November 3, 2017 at 8:00 am EST

Due Date: December 14, 2017 by 5:00 pm EST

The world’s most pressing and complex challenges defy singular analytical interpretation. Being a public, urban institution with a world class creative writing, classics, criminal justice, and academic health center; highly ranked performing & creative art and design colleges; interdisciplinary excellence in sensors, water, advanced transportation, and big data/analytics research, and emerging areas of research strength in robotics, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence, UC faculty are uniquely positioned to team up to confront societal challenges with creativity and scholarly rigor.

This multi-track program provides financial support for team-based research. The Pilot Teams track, formerly the AHSS/Integrated Advancement Grants Program, is for newly established teams in the initial stages of research.

Applications and questions should be submitted to: jennifer.krivickas@uc.edu

Collaborative Research Advancement Grants Program - Track 2: Strategic Teams

RFPs open on November 3, 2017 at 8:00 am EST

Due Date: December 14, 2017 by 5:00 pm EST

The world’s most pressing and complex challenges defy singular analytical interpretation. Being a public, urban institution with a world class creative writing, classics, criminal justice, and academic health center; highly ranked performing & creative art and design colleges; interdisciplinary excellence in sensors, water, advanced transportation, and big data/analytics research, and emerging areas of research strength in robotics, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence, UC faculty are uniquely positioned to team up to confront societal challenges with creativity and scholarly rigor.

This multi-track program provides financial support for team-based research. The Strategic Teams track, formerly the Strategic Collaborative Grant Program, is for established teams in the intermediate or advanced stage of research. Proposal submission instructions can be found here: Track 2 Proposal Submission Instructions

Applications and questions should be submitted to: philip.taylor@uc.edu

University Research Council (URC) Research Funding Opportunities

The University Research Council (URC) advises the vice president for research on funding decisions made for several university programs that sponsor faculty and student scholarship and creative activities. The URC consists of subcommittees comprised of faculty from programs and colleges across the university. Members of the URC Advisory Committee meet each summer to propose the programs for the upcoming academic year. Individual program announcements with additional details including how to apply are made on the RFP announcement date for each program.

Opportunities:

  • Faculty Research Cost Support Awards Program 2017-18
  • Graduate Student Stipend and Research Cost Awards for Faculty-Student Collaboration 2017-18
  • Undergraduate Student Stipend and Research Cost Awards for Faculty-Student Collaboration 2017-18
  • AHSS Faculty Summer Stipend Program

Please visit Univeristy Research Council website for more details on these opportunities

Email john.cuppoletti@uc.edu with questions.

Past Opportunities

Science Engineering + Art Design (SE+AD) Advancement Grant

Due Date: October 16, 2017 by 5:00 pm EST

The Offices of the Vice President for Research and Provost are pleased to announce a new, internal grant opportunity: The SE+AD Advancement Grant Program, which is linked to our participation in the national Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) program, whose mission is to "advance the full range of arts-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice to acknowledge, articulate, and expand the vital role of higher education in our global society."

The world’s most pressing and complex challenges defy singular analytical approaches and interpretation. Our offices aspire to eliminate barriers and create new opportunities for the mutual integration of the arts, humanities, and social sciences (AHSS) with science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) to stimulate and promote partnerships between divergent, convergent, and analytical thinkers, who, when brought together, think more dynamically about problems too complex to be solved by any one discipline. This call for proposals seeks bold ideas for translational research that attempts to convert basic research knowledge into practical applications that protect, enhance, and improve the quality of life for those most in need in our region. As such, preference will be given to SE+AD teams who will collaborate with a community partner. One grant will be awarded at $20,000.($5,000.00 of which will be available to support travel to the 2018 a2ru conference.

Should you encounter any technical issues or have technical questions or need technical assistance, please contact Laura Ready, Program Coordinator, Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST): laura.reedy@cchmc.org or urbanolj@ucmail.uc.edu Other Questions? Contact Assistant Vice President for Integrated Research + AHSS and Integrated Research Advancement Grants Program Officer, Jennifer Krivickas