Internal Funding at ORD
The Office of Research Development coordinates funding opportunities sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. These funding opportunities have included grants to support junior faculty with research and publication, to offset travel costs incurred by faculty and principal investigators when visiting sponsoring agencies, and to facilitate innovative, cross-disciplinary research collaborations.
Full-time members of the research faculty are eligible to apply for support. Other full-time staff routinely engaged as principal investigators on scholarly or scientific research, such as librarians or curators, are also eligible.
Small grants may be made to cover supplementary expenses involved in adding sponsor visits to travel already scheduled for other purposes. The program also supports travel to negotiate awards, if such negotiation is required by the sponsor before an award can be made.
The maximum travel grant is $400.00.
The URC grants program is under programmatic review, as of August 2017. The Office of Research Development is working with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to develop new internal grant guidelines for supporting junior faculty research. No applications for URC grants will be accepted while the program is under review. More information will be forthcoming.