Internal Funding Opportunities

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Incentives for National Institutes of Health Trainees

Effective April 1, 2018, the OVPRI will provide the following support for F32 award recipients and T32- supported trainees.

1.     F32 awardees will receive $1000/year of the award in a research support account, for up to 3 years.

2.     For T32- supported trainees, the OVPRI will pay the tuition differential when the guidelines restrict charging the full tuition amount to the grant budget.

3.     When Training Program Directors are restricted from charging the full OPE costs for T32-supported postdoctoral fellows directly to the grant budget, the OVPRI will pay the differential amount.

Note: Please include language describing these commitments when submitting applications to T32 or F32 programs.


Faculty Research Awards

Deadline: January 11, 2019 by 5pm

2019 FRA Application Form

2019 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.

VPRI Innovation Fund Program

Deadline: Rolling (Decisions communicated within 1 month of proposal receipt)

Program Instructions and Application

This new program, supported by the OVPRI and the University Venture Development II fund, aims to foster the accelerated translation of innovations developed at UO into new products, services and businesses.  

Research Instrumentation and Equipment Program for Research Core Facilities

Deadline: January 21, 2019

Program Instructions

2019 Application Form

The Research Instrumentation and Equipment Program is designed to help Research Core Facilities acquire new and repair, upgrade or replace existing instrumentation critical to UO’s research infrastructure. The Program will enable Research Core Facilities to continue to provide world class service to both internal and external users.


LOI Deadline: March 16, 2018

Application Deadline: April 6, 2018

Join the Collaborative Conversation

Collaborative Seed Projects (CSP) — The program aims to build on strengths of faculty at both institutions, deepen OHSU-UO partnerships, and prepare OHSU-UO teams to apply for external funding that will provide long-term support for research programs. The overall purpose of this CSP is to significantly increase the number of externally funded OHSU-UO collaborative projects.


Info session — Research Development Services hosted an information session on the OHSU-UO Seed Grant on March 1. Some of the topics covered included eligibility criteria, review criteria, and the mechanics of the submission process. The session concluded with a Q&A session.

       View the info session slide show


2018 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives (I 3) Awards

Deadline: Monday, March 5, 2018

2018 (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.


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.

2017 Interdisciplinary Awards in the Humanities and Social Sciences

We are not accepting applications at this time.

2017 Application Form

The Interdisciplinary Awards in the Humanities and Social Sciences program provides seed funding to projects in the environmental humanities and social sciences. The award provides up to $25,000 for innovative projects that investigate the interrelationships between human activity and the environment while employing humanistic and social scientific modes of investigation.

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 funds to junior faculty who have been awarded support by their school, college, department, or unit.  The award provides up to $2,500 to support research expenses to all eligible faculty members in the first year of their appointment.