Overview and deadlines
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.
The fund has been increased from $500,000 annually to $1 million, effective from the 2018–2019 academic year. Half of the funding comes from the President’s Fund, with the rest being matched by the various schools whose faculty members are recipients.
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.
The RFP describes the process, and the fill-in application can be downloaded here:
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 3, 2020. Late submissions or revisions will not be accepted.
Contact Adele Coelho, Faculty Outreach Coordinator, Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Research, with questions. Completed applications should be e-mailed directly to her as well.