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Intramural Funding Opportunities 

 Seed Grant Program

The Research Incentive Seed Grant Program supports new areas of research for a principal investigator (PI) seeking to generate extramural funding to perpetuate their research.

 Research Instrumentation Fund

Deadlines: September 18, 2020 & January 15, 2020 (by 5pm MST)

The Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) provides support to faculty and core facilities for new equipment purchases, or to replace/upgrade existing research equipment. The VPR Office runs two cycles of the RIF Program – one for Fall semester, and one for Spring semester. Equipment purchased with RIF funds is meant to be shared as broadly as possible and used to facilitate externally funded research and scholarship.  

 Faculty Small Grant Program

Deadlines: September 15, November 15, & March 15 (by 5pm MST)

The Faculty Small Grant Program (FSGP) seeks to support significant research and creative scholarly projects in colleges that experience difficulty obtaining extramural funding. This program will provide faculty with grants up to $6,000 for a period of two years to support scholarly projects and publications. 

 Faculty Fellows Awards 

Deadlines: TBD

Faculty Fellow Awards (FFA) is available to tenure-line faculty to provide a semester of release for scholarly pursuits of research or creative projects. 

 Distinguished Research Awards

Deadline: October 15 (by 5:00 pm MST)

The Distinguished Research Award recognizes outstanding achievements in scholarly or creative research by University of Utah tenured faculty. The URC will provide up to three awards for creative or scholarly achievements. Nominations are received once per year for this award.

 Community Based Research Grants 

Deadline: TBD

The Community-Based Research (CBR) supports areas of community-based research for a principal investigator or team of investigators.


External Funding Opportunities


 Limited Submissions

Limited Submissions are extramural funding opportunities that limit the number applications submitted per institution.


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Last Updated: 8/3/20