Posted August 1, 2022 by Dan Moser
Deadlines are approaching for key internal ORED funding opportunities this fall, with one program’s availability being expanded from once to twice a year for 2022-2023.
RFAs will be finalized and the competitions officially launched in NuRamp later this month, but Jen Nelson, assistant vice chancellor for research, said it’s not too soon for faculty to start making plans for the programs, which have an Oct. 14 application deadline. These programs and RFAs will remain largely unchanged from the previous year.
“We all know how quickly the pace picks up once the semester starts, so ORED encourages faculty to get an early start on these,” Nelson said.
Among the opportunities available this fall is the Arts and Humanities Research Enhancement Program, which previously was offered only in the spring. The program is designed to foster research, scholarship and creative activity in the arts and humanities, providing up to $15,000 in seed money to help faculty achieve short-term goals that, in turn, increase competitiveness for external grants or increase the societal impact of their work.
The Oct. 14 deadline also applies to other internal funding opportunities available through the Research Council:
- Faculty Seed Grant, for projects that encourage and enhance research, creative and scholarly activities and improve prospects of obtaining outside support; available to scholars from all disciplines, with preference to early-career faculty; maximum $10,000.
- Grants-in-Aid, for projects that promote research, creative and scholarly activities and may or may not enhance the prospects for obtaining outside support; available to scholars from all disciplines; maximum $7,500 for individual applications, $10,000 for joint.
- Interdisciplinary Research Grants, designed for projects that bring together faculty from “non-alike” departments and colleges; maximum, typically $20,000, though larger grants may be available for notably ambitious, truly multi-disciplinary initiatives.
- Visiting Scholar/Distinguished Lecturer/Symposia. Up to $800 available for support of visiting scholars; up to $3,000 for distinguished lecturers; and up to $3,000 for symposia.
For more information, contact Mari Greer, administrative coordinator in ORED.