Internal Funding Opportunities

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Faculty Seed Grants

Next Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2015 by 5:00 PM

Application Form

Faculty Seed Grants support new programs of research, scholarship, and creativity likely to result in published research, intellectual productivity, creative endeavors and external grant proposals to foundations or agencies. Faculty Seed Grants are awarded during each academic term and provide a maximum award of $2,500.


Faculty Research Travel Grant Program

Deadline: Rolling

Application Form

The Faculty Research Travel Grant Program aims to improve the competitiveness of research proposals from UO faculty by facilitating interactions with prospective federal or foundation sponsors.  The program grants travel funds of up to $1,000 for faculty to meet with program managers at federal funding agencies and private foundations.


2015 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives (I 3) Awards

Deadline: Monday, February 2, 2015 by 5:00 PM

2015 I 3 Application Form

The Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives (I 3) award program fosters new interdisciplinary research projects at UO. I 3 partnerships should emerge from shared research interests and needs and be developed in light of external funding opportunities, UO’s institutional strengths, academic priorities, and institutional history. Partnerships may include external institutions of strategic importance.


Bridge Funding Support for Research Program

Deadline: Rolling

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.


2015 Faculty Research Awards

Deadline: Monday, December 1, 2014

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.