Internal Funding Opportunities

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Bridge Funding Support for Research Programs 


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.

Idea Awards

Idea Award cover sheet

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. 

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.

Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives (I3) Awards

I3 Award cover sheet

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.

Faculty Research Awards

Application Form 

Deadline: Monday, December 2, 2013

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 Research, Innovation, and Graduate Education (RIGE) to UO faculty from all disciplinary backgrounds. Up to twenty Faculty Research Awards will be made.

Information Session


New Junior Faculty Research Startup Program

Deadline: November 8, 2013 

Research, Innovation and Graduate Education (RIGE) offers a New Junior Faculty Research Startup Program (formerly named the New Junior Faculty Matching Support Program or New Junior Faculty Award) that provides matching funds as supported at the college/department/unit level. The award provides up to $2,000 to support research expenses (exclusive of faculty salary) to all eligible faculty in their first year of appointment.