The Office of Research is pleased to share the 2022-2023 FOA for the URC Faculty Scholars Research Awards Program. Building upon the rich legacy of the University Research Council (URC), UC’s oldest and most prestigious internal funding program, the URC Faculty Scholars Research Awards are meant to recognize promising UC early career faculty who are proposing transformative ideas that will shape our future. This program is for individual faculty and may be discipline-focused or interdisciplinary in nature.
This program will follow a two-stage application/evaluation process. The first stage involves submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI). Up to fifteen finalists will then be invited to submit a full proposal and agree to a 15-minute presentation/Q&A to discuss their proposed activities.
A total of eight URC Faculty Scholars Research Awardees will be designated annually. Faculty across of all UC, whose research, scholarship and creative activities fall within the areas of Arts & Humanities, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Physical Science & Engineering, and the Life Sciences are encouraged to apply
Awards: All awards will be for $25,000 and for a period of 24 months. Budgets will only be required from awardees and will be created in collaboration with the Office of Research.
FOA Released: August 25, 2022
LOI Due: November 10, 2022 by 5:00 pm Eastern
Finalists Notified: Week of December 8, 2022 (anticipated)
Final Proposal Deadline: January 17, 2023 by 5:00 pm EST (for finalists only)
Finalist Presentations: Week of January 30, 2023 (anticipated)
Awardees Announced: Week of March 6, 2023 (anticipated)
Award Project Period: May 2023 – April 2025