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2015 Faculty Research Awards

Deadline: Monday, December 1, 2014 by 5:00 PM

2015 FRA Application Form

2015 FRA Frequently Asked Questions

Each year the University supports research by faculty whose proposals are selected by a Faculty Research Committee through competitive review. Faculty Research Awards are made annually through the Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation to UO faculty from all disciplinary backgrounds.


New Junior Faculty Research Awards Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation offers the New Junior Faculty Research Award.  This program provides matching funds to junior faculty who have been awarded support by their school, college, department, or unit.  The award provides up to $2,000 to support research expenses to all eligible faculty members in the first year of their appointment.


Bridge Funding Support for Research Program

The competitiveness of the federal funding climate presents unique challenges to principal investigators, especially as unanticipated gaps in funding have negative effects on the continuation of active research programs. The Bridge Funding Support program provides interim resources to mitigate a challenging federal climate and to facilitate the ongoing viability of federally funded research projects


Showcasing Oregon Research: Conference Support Awards

Conference awards provide partial support for organizing conferences that promote and encourage the scholarship, research and creative work of the University of Oregon faculty. These awards are intended to support one-time or initial events, rather than established and/or annual events. Awards will be made up to $1000.

Applications for Conference Support Awards will be considered on an ongoing basis.


Idea Awards

Deadlines: December 17, 2013; March 31, 2014

The Idea program furnishes funds to stimulate discussion and development of collaborative ideas for research projects that will enhance the UO’s research strengths and become candidates for future external funding.  Funds may be used to sponsor an external speaker, engage in a planning workshop or retreat, retain a consultant to conduct a seminar or workshop, or in other ways that encourage collaborative research. 


Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives (I3) Awards

Deadline: February 3, 2014

The I3 award program fosters interdisciplinary research groups at UO to support development of large-scale projects. I3 partnerships should emerge from shared research interests across UO departments and colleges, and be developed in light of external funding opportunities, UO’s institutional strengths, and academic priorities. Partnerships may also include external institutions of strategic importance.