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ORED seeks applications for internal grants

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Posted December 21, 2020 by Dan Moser

The Office of Research and Economic Development is seeking applications for Layman grants and Arts and Humanities Research Enhancement Program grants.  

Proposals developed in response to these opportunities are due in March – as are applications for Research Council funding to support visiting scholars, symposia and distinguished lecturers. 

ORED also continues to accept proposals for Biomedical Research Seed Grants and Revision Awards on a rolling basis. Detailed information about ORED’s internal funding competitions, including deadlines for each, is available online

Layman Seed Grants are available for non-tenured early career faculty, and Layman New Directions Awards for tenured faculty, each up to $10,000. The Layman New Directions Program is designed for tenured faculty branching into new research directions and those who need support to pilot or develop work toward the next step in a funded research program. 

The Arts and Humanities Research Enhancement Program provides awards of up to $15,000 to help faculty achieve short-term goals that enhance their competitiveness for external grants or increase the societal impact of their work, ultimately setting the stage for larger projects. 

Updated proposal guidelines for the Layman and Arts and Humanities Research Enhancement programs encourage the alignment of proposed projects with current national and/or institutional priorities, including UNL’s N2025 Strategic Plan and the eight grand challenge themes

The Research Council offers up to $800 in funding to support visiting scholars and up to $3,000 for symposia and distinguished lecturers, with applications due in March and again in October, annually. 

Biomedical Research Seed Grants are intended for faculty seeking R21 or R01 funding from the National Institutes of Health. ORED also provides funding for Revision Awards to help faculty revise promising federal grant applications that were previously highly rated but unfunded. 

Award amounts for Biomedical Research Seed Grants and Revision Awards range from $25,000-$50,000, depending on the size of the planned federal proposal submission. As indicated in the requests for applications, faculty who are considering submitting proposals to these competitions are encouraged to consult with ORED. 

Contact Mari Greer, administrative coordinator, with questions regarding ORED’s internal funding programs. 


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