Funding Resources for College of Science Faculty

UVU Funding Sources

College of Science Scholarly Activities Committee (SAC) 
SAC provides funding for faculty research.  Faculty may apply for funding in the spring of each year, typically in February.  Students may apply at any time.  For a copy of the SAC proposal form: Word Document, PDF format

Office of Teaching and Learning Faculty Travel Grant
Full-time faculty travel funds in departments may be supplemented with a Faculty Travel grant. The purpose of this fund is to assist faculty with professional travel, particularly related to enhancing instructional effectiveness and Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement. Depending on available funds, adjunct faculty may also apply for travel support.  For more information, or to apply for a OTL Faculty Travel Grant

UVU Office of Engaged Learning (OEL) Seed Grants
OEL Seed grants are funded for one to two years with a maximum award of $10,000. (Applicants may reapply for a second year).  The deadline for applications is typically in spring of each year.  For more information, or to apply for an OEL Seed Grant.

UVU Office of Engaged Learning (OEL) Quick Grants
OEL Quick grants are distributed on a rolling basis and can be requested all year up until April 1st. Maximum award is $2,500.  .  For more information, or to apply for an OEL Seed Grant.

 

External Funding Sources 

National Science Foundation programs

NSF Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) 
Supports individual and collaborative research projects involving PUI faculty and students at their own or other institutions. For more information, or to apply for an RUI grant.
NSF Research Opportunity Award (ROA)
Designed for people with no experience with NSF grants, to help them get started.  Typically allow PUI faculty to work as visiting scientists at research-intensive organizations where they collaborate with other NSF-supported investigators. For more information, or to apply for an ROA grant.
NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
For pre-tenured faculty. Work is expected to integrate research and education. The work must include assessment of the value of the education.  For more information, or to apply for an CAREER grant.

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates  (REU)
Program should have a well-defined common focus that enables a cohort experience for students. The student cohort will work together for a specified period of time (during the summer months, during the academic year, or both). For more information, or to apply for an REU grant.

NSF Major Research Instrumentation  (MRI)
MRI supports acquisition of major state-of-the-art instrumentation. The program fosters development of the next generation of instrumentation.  MRI enables academic departments, cross-disciplinary units, and multi-organization collaborations to create well-equipped research environments that integrate research with education. For more information, or to apply for an MRI grant.

 

 

National Institutes of Health (NIH) programs

NIH Research Project Grant Program
Provides support for health-related research and development.  Projects must be related to the stated program interests of one or more of the NIH Institutes and Centers (http://www.nih.gov/icd/ ).   For more information, or to apply for an NIH Research Project Grant.

NIH Small Grant Program
Will support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources (≤2 years, ≤ $50,000/yr). For more information, or to apply for an NIH Small Grant.

 

NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award
Supports research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation's research scientists, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. For more information, or to apply for an OEL Seed Grant.

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award
Encourages exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development.  For more information, or to apply for an NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award.

 

Research Corporation for Science Advancement programs

Scialog
Supports research, intensive dialog and community building to address scientific challenges of global significance. Funding priorities are molecular biology and solar energy conversion. For more information, or to apply for a Scialog grant

Cottrell College Science Award
Supports research in astronomy, chemistry and physics. Intended primarily to assist early career faculty.  For more information, or to apply for a Cottrell College Science Award.

 

American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund ACS PRF programs
The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) funds research in many areas of chemistry and geology (see link to “Research Topics” at http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/grants/prf.html ). 

Following are a few of the ACS PRF programs that are well-suited to UVU.

ACS PRF Undergraduate Research (UR) Grants
Provides funding for scientists with established programs of research at non-doctoral departments. Provides financial support for students at those institutions to become involved in advanced research activities, in preparation for continued study in graduate school or employment.  For more information, or to apply for an ACS PRF Undergraduate Research grant.

ACS PRF Undergraduate New Investigator (UNI) Grants
Provides funds for scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent careers in academia and have limited or no preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue. Provides financial incentives for students at those institutions to become involved in research activities leading to employment or continued study in graduate school.  For more information, or to apply for an ACS PRFUndergraduate New Investigator.