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Intramural Funding

Intramural funding opportunities are supported within the University of Utah and cater to University of Utah faculty looking for support on advanced or preliminary research projects. This includes seed and engine funding as well as specific challenges, initiatives and fellowships offered by various department, colleges or research units.


Faculty Scholarly Grant Program
Deadline: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
Amount: $6,000

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. In exceptional circumstances the committee may elect to support an outstanding proposal at a higher level of funding. Proposals are evaluated on their significance, soundness, merit, and likelihood of successful completion.

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Distinguished Research Awards
Nomination Open Date: September 1st, 2020
Nomination Deadline: October 15th, 2020

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.

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Research Instrumentation Fund
Fall Deadline: September 18, 2020

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.  The Research Instrumentation Fund is available to:

NOTE: Both Faculty and Cores applications for the Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) competition are hosted on InfoReady. Please double-check that you are applying to the appropriate competition using the below application buttons.

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Last Updated: 4/13/21