Internal Funding Opportunties

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UO Resilience Initiative: Interdisciplinary Seed Funding

The Resilience Initiative aims to build new, transdisciplinary collaborations and support the development of new research agendas in social-environmental research.  Sponsored by the OVPRI, this seed funding program supports creative and innovative approaches to research and scholarship that are rigorous in approach and inventive in design, while also grounded in principles of ethical leadership and social and environmental justice.

Application Guidelines

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Budget Template

Mandatory LOI Deadline: September 19, 2019

Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

OVPRI Interdisciplinary Seed Funding: Data Science Research 

The goal of this cross-disciplinary effort is to bring together existing faculty members and recruit new scholars to create novel research and educational programs in data science. The acquisition of new grants to fund investigator-initiated research, graduate training, and the development of major centers or institutes centered on data science will be essential to the success of this initiative. 

Application Guidelines

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Budget Template

Optional LOI Deadline: Rolling acceptance until September 19, 2019

Application Deadline: October 15, 2019


Collaborative Seed Projects (CSP) — The program aims to build on strengths of the 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.  There are 3 types of projects funded through the CSP: Convening Grants, Phase One Piloting Grants, and Phase 2 Piloting Grants.

2019-2020 Request for Applications

Convening and Phase Two Piloting Grants:

Mandatory LOI Deadline: May 1, 2019

Application Deadline: July 1, 2019

Phase One PIloting Grants:

Mandatory LOI Deadline: July 1, 2019

Application Deadline: September 16, 2019

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Early Career Faculty Travel Grant Program

Deadline: Monday, April 22nd 5pm

The Early Career Faculty Travel Grant programs supports the professional development of junior faculty by facilitating interactions with prospective federal sponsors.

VPRI Innovation Fund Program

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

Program Instructions and Application

Frequently Asked Questions

University Venture Development Fund Information

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.  

2019 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives (I 3) Awards

Deadline: EXTENDED to Monday, March 11, 2019 by 5pm due to winter storms

Application Guidelines

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Budget Template

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 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.

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.

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.

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.