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Over half a million dollars in internal research funds available fall 2020

Over half a million dollars in internal research funds available fall 2020

Findings Staff Report | Nov. 10. 2020


Hey, UC—it’s that time again. 


Time for our Bearcat researchers to get serious about applying for one of the Office of Research’s fall internal funding programs, all with deadlines between now and February. 


Since 2008, the Office of Research has helped administer these funds, used to support diverse and inclusive research projects. They’ve gone to countless individuals and research teams across UC’s many colleges and units.


This year is no different—with over half a million dollars available and a couple of new programs, we’ve got funds for graduate student researchers and our talented research faculty members. 


Unlike the past, proposals are NOT all due in December, so pay attention to the deadlines. Let’s see what you’ve got! 


URC Faculty Scholars Research Award

Award: $25,000

Up to eight awards

Deadline: 3-page concept/white paper due by 5 p.m. on Nov. 23. 

The Office of Research is excited to announce the inaugural University Research Council Faculty Scholars Research Award for early career faculty that are proposing transformative ideas to shape our future. The awards may be discipline-focused or interdisciplinary in nature. Applicants must be UC tenure-track faculty, who have not yet been granted tenure at UC or elsewhere. Two awards will be designated annually in the areas of: 1. Arts & Humanities; 2. Behavioral & Social Sciences; 3. Life Sciences and 4. Physical Science & Engineering. 

More: Request for Proposals


OoR Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Advancement Program Award

Award: Up to $10,000

Up to 10 awards

Deadline: Proposals due Dec. 15.  

Expanding upon previous investments in arts, humanities and social sciences, the Office of Research seeks to incentivize novel research, exceptional scholarship and the production of creative and performing art works that address issues of increasing societal significance. Open to all UC faculty whose proposed activities fall within the areas of the arts, humanities and social sciences.

More: Request for Proposals


URC Graduate Student Stipend and Research Cost Program for Faculty—Student Collaboration

Award: Up to $7,500

Up to 25 awards

Deadline: Proposals due by 5 p.m. Dec. 17, 2020

The University Research Council, working in partnership with the Office of the Vice President for Research, has supported high-potential research, scholarship and creative work, including that conducted by our graduate students, since 1971. This URC program provides summer stipend support to outstanding graduate students plus funds to support related research costs working in collaboration with a UC faculty member. Eligible applicants include UC graduate students that will still be enrolled by December 2021. Stipend support of up to $6,500 will be provided to the graduate student plus up to $1,000 for research costs payable to the department. 

More: Request for Proposals


OoR Major Proposal Support Program

Amount: N/A

Up to six applicants

Deadline: Jan. 28, 2021

*NEW* As part of UC’s Research2030 “Invest to Advance” strategic plan, we seek to support and enhance the competitiveness of our research enterprise for major funding opportunities. As a result, the Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 RFA for the inaugural Major Proposal Support Program, which will provide internal and external expert support for UC faculty who are targeting major, multi-year, competitive and prestigious funding opportunities. More: RFP coming Dec. 1

OoR Collaborative Research Advancement Program – Pilots

Amount: $25,000

Up to eight awards

Deadline: 2-page concept paper due Feb. 3, 2021

Consistent with Office of Research goals to spur interdisciplinary research and establish new partnerships within and beyond the institution, the Collaborative Research Advancement program is meant to encourage both internal and external collaboration; enable new teams and/or new lines of research; and stimulate research that embraces intellectual diversity and addresses issues of increasing societal significance. Note, this has changed to a two-stage application process. First stage will be a 2-page concept paper. 

More: RFP coming Dec. 9.  


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