The Office of Research and Innovation offers a number of internal grants programs to fund faculty and student research and scholarship. Open solicitations for of these opportunities will be posted in the searchable database on our Competitions, powered by InfoReady, page.
Our internal grants programs are currently being retooled to ensure they have the most possible impact for UofL researchers. New information will be released in winter 2021.
Competitive Enhancement Grants provide funds for revision and resubmission of proposals that reviewed well but were not funded. Proposals for the CEG received by the first work day of the month and will be reviewed monthly by the Faculty Research Advisory Council. (Submission Deadline: 1st WORKDAY OF THE MONTH)
The primary purpose of this award is to provide funds for preliminary activities that will lead to the development and submission of a competitive research proposal to an external agency that provides full Facilities & Administrative recovery (indirect costs or overhead). The award will help applicants to develop well-conceived external applications utilizing approaches that are poised to begin promptly with little or no delay and achieve the intended milestones.
The transdisciplinary/multidisciplinary research planning grant activities should demonstrate how the proposed activities will enhance the probability of reaching definitive outcomes in a targeted, funded, external grant.
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. Funds cannot be used to support faculty salaries, but they can be used to support student stipends. Grants up to $3,000.
RII grants 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. Funds cannot be used to support faculty salaries, but they can be used to support student stipends. 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.
Undergraduate Research Grants (URGs) are awarded to faculty who wish to design opportunities that will involve undergraduate students in research in collaboration with a faculty mentor. A student training plan must be submitted with the proposal. Learn more about URGs on our Undergraduate Students page. Grants up to $3000.