Overview and deadlines
The University Research Awards program is canceled for the current year due to financial constraints resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lost hospital revenue, reimbursements for student housing, and significant uncertainty about tuition revenue for the fall semester have combined to create an unprecedented financial crisis for the institution.
The decision to cancel the URA program is not being made lightly. We recognize how important these funds are for the health of the research enterprise as a whole, and we very much look forward to reinstituting this program when the financial position of the University has been stabilized.
Originally called Provost’s Multidisciplinary Awards, the University Research Awards provide seed grants for promising, high-risk projects, says Robert Clark, provost and senior vice president for research.
Applications are sought from faculty across the University, and funding is awarded to recipients who demonstrate their projects favor new research with a high probability of being leveraged by future external funding. A review committee of faculty from across the University provides peer review of the applications.
Contact Adele Coelho, Faculty Outreach Coordinator, Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Research, with questions.