Internal Funding Opportunities

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Enhancing Engagement in Humanities and Social Science Research and Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2016

Application Form

External funding for research and scholarship in the humanities and social sciences is increasingly difficult to secure. The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation is offering research support to tenure track faculty engaged in humanities and social science research who develop and submit grant applications between December 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. Successful applicants will receive additional financial support upon award acceptance by the university.


Enhanced Support for NTTF Research and Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2016

Application Form

Research and scholarship are critical to the UO mission, yet external support for these efforts is increasingly difficult to secure across all funding agencies. The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) is offering enhanced support to members of the UO research community to encourage fellowship and grant writing activity. This initiative is for non-tenure track faculty in senior research associate positions and appointments in the research professor series only. Eligible individuals must develop and submit grant applications with a record in E-PCS between December 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. Successful applicants will receive additional financial support upon award acceptance by the university.


Enhancing Postdoctoral Experience (EPE)

Deadline: June 30, 2016

Application Form

Postdoctoral scholars and fellows are critical to UO research activity. A key component of postdoctoral mentorship is training to secure external funding to support a research program. While this is particularly true for those who pursue jobs in academe, demonstrating the ability to write successful proposals will serve trainees in a diverse array of future careers. The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) is offering additional research support to postdoctoral researchers who develop and submit fellowship or grant applications between December 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. 


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.


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.


Faculty Research Awards

Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2015

2016 FRA Application Form

2016 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.


Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives (I 3) Awards

2015 (I 3) Award Recipients

Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2016

2016 (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.


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.