Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation
New Junior Faculty Research Award
The Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation offers the New Junior Faculty Research Award. The award provides $2,000 to all eligible faculty members in the first year of their appointment to support research expenses.
Use of Funds
Funds awarded by the Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation may be expended only on research-related expenses such as equipment, graduate or undergraduate student support, professional travel, services, supplies, and books. Reimbursement is limited to research-related expenses in accordance with university and state policies, guidelines, and procedures.
Funds may NOT be used for faculty salary support.
All faculty members eligible for the New Junior Faculty Research Award program must meet the following conditions:
(1) Be a new, tenure track assistant professor with an appointment percentage of at least 50%
(2) Have a contract issued no later than September 30th (verified by Academic Affairs)
(3) Begin work at the University of Oregon in the fall or winter terms
New faculty members who have received start-up funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation are NOT eligible. All start-up packages from the Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation include support from the New Junior Faculty Research Award program.
Faculty members whose contracts begin in the spring term will be eligible for New Junior Faculty Research Awards the following fall term.
Faculty who are on leave without pay for their first term or terms of the academic year are not eligible for New Junior Faculty Research Awards until their leave period has ended.
No application action on the part of individual faculty members is necessary; this program is administered by Research Development Services (RDS), a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation.
RDS will contact Deans to obtain the names of new faculty members joining the UO who meet the eligibility conditions outlined above.
The department budget manager will confirm eligibility and provide an ICC index and activity code (if applicable).
The Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation will transfer funds of $2,000 to the faculty member’s primary department. This transfer will take place no later than November 30 for faculty starting in the fall, or January 31, for faculty starting in winter.
The Vice President for Research & Innovation will inform eligible faculty of their New Junior Faculty Research Award.
All faculty members who receive a New Junior Faculty Research Award should consult with their departmental budget managers to insure that funds are available before making any travel plans or purchases.