Office of Research
Faculty Research Cost Support Awards Program

Announcement of RFP: August 23, 2016: Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-17 Faculty Research Cost Support Awards Program from the University Research Council. The details for applying are on-line at: http://research.uc.edu/urcapply/ 

Due Date: October 27, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

Purpose: This program provides financial support for faculty research programs, primarily for those in the initial stages of developing their research career. URC support grants are meant as pilot grants to 1) leverage additional extramural funding in the STEM areas and 2) to interpret and enhance disciplinary knowledge in areas where extramural funds are not generally available. This program provides research support for the development of faculty research. Successful applicants are expected to present records of prior activity that indicate the potential for high-quality achievement. Faculty from the University of Cincinnati and its affiliate institutions are eligible to apply for the Faculty Research Cost Support Awards program. Research support in the amount of $10,000 will be provided. Faculty who received URC funding in the past 5 years for the Faculty Research Grant Program or the Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Support Program are not eligible. Faculty who received an award more that 5 years ago and wish to pursue a new area of research are eligible.

STEM areas include Chemistry, Computer and Information Technology Science, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Social Sciences, Physics and Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Note: Faculty seeking a summer stipend should apply for the URC Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Faculty Research and Scholarship Stipend Awards program.

Eligibility: All faculty, not just AAUP-represented faculty, at the University of Cincinnati (including adjunct faculty and faculty at UC’s affiliates: CCHMC, VA and Shriners) who have at least an 80% FTE appointment are eligible.  Visiting faculty are not eligible. Faculty who previously received extramural research support over $50,000 per year (direct costs) are not eligible for funding.  Faculty who received URC funding in the past 5 years for the Faculty Research Grant program or the Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Support Program are not eligible. Faculty who received an award more than 5 years ago and wish to pursue a new area of research are eligible. URC awardees must be willing to serve on two of the URC faculty awards or student/faculty collaboration awards review committees, based on needs, for a period of 3 years following the year of the award.

Funding Priorities: Proposals will be evaluated primarily based on the scholarly and creative merit of the proposed activities, the innovativeness, and the capabilities of the principal investigator.

Awards:  Awards are limited to $10,000 in research support.

Questions: Email John Cuppoletti at john.cuppoletti@uc.edu with questions.

Last year's awardees