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Arts and Sciences Research Office

Promoting Research - Proposal Development - Reviewing Proposals - Gardiner Hall, Suite 320

Internal Funding

Specifically for College of Arts and Sciences Faculty

Victor Olorunsola Endowed Research Award

The A&S Research Office solicits applications for the Victor Olorunsola Endowed Research Award in the Spring.  An award of up to $2,000 is made annually. Funds may be used for research assistance, supplies, or as seed money for travel or equipment support. This award is supplemental to normal college funds or funds received from the College Research Committee for such purposes. Applicants must be full-time, tenure-trackassistant professors in the College of Arts and Sciences and they must be  within their first four years as tenure-track assistant professors. The next deadline is March 11, 2016.The guidelines are linked here (Word document).

Research and Creative Activities Grant

The College of Arts and Sciences announces funding opportunities to promote research and creative activities of faculty members with the purpose of increasing the extramural research funding, and the number of scholarly publications, refereed exhibits, and artistic performances of the college.  Any tenured or tenure-track faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences is eligible, excluding the A&S Associate Dean of Research.  The initiative will support proposals that contain any one of the following elements: (i) novel/ground-breaking ideas, (ii) exploratory research in an emerging field or extending the frontiers of an established field, or (iii) inter-disciplinary/collaborative research.  The maximum amount for an individual grant is $2,000.  For inter-disciplinary/collaborative research projects involving more than one A&S investigator, the maximum award amount is $3,000. The next deadline is March 11, 2016 and the proposal template and guidelines are linked here (Word document).

EVPRI Internal Grants Programs

The EVPRI Internal Grants Programs are funded by the University and administered by Dr. William M. Pierce, Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation. Visit the UofL Research and Innovation website for deadlines and application forms.

Competitive Enhancement Grant (CEG)

The primary purpose of a CEG is to provide support for research that will improve opportunities for extramural grant funding by being responsive to grant reviewers' comments and suggestions.  CEG support is for projects with a good potential for extramural funding if certain specific research is done. Grants are provided up to a maximum of $25,000.

Research - Type I Grant (RI)

The primary purpose of a RI is to assist faculty in the initiation of new research projects. In general, priority is given to new faculty, those entering new areas of research and scholarship, and others who have not previously received funding from the EVPRI Office.  There is the expectation of significant scholarship. Grants up to $3,000 are provided.

Research - Type II Grant (RII)

The primary purpose of a RII is to assist faculty in the initiation of new research projects. In general, priority is given to new faculty, those entering new areas of research and scholarship, and others who have not previously received funding from the EVPRI Office.  At the end of the funding period, there is a requirement of the submission of an extramural grant application, preferably to an agency providing full or substantial F&A. Grants up to $10,000 are provided.

Undergraduate Research Grants (URG)

The primary purpose of an URG is to assist In general, priority is given to new faculty, those entering new areas of research and scholarship, and others who have not previously received funding from the EVPRI Office.  There is the expectation of significant scholarship. Grants up to $3,000 are provided.