CET Funding Options for Employees (Faculty and Staff)

CET Internal Funding Options


Request one-time funds (typically used within one term)  under $3,000 total per request from the CET Dean's Office Student Affairs area for either a) undergraduate research and creative works, b) classroom-based student projects, or c) competitions, contests, or record-breaking efforts. This is where capstone requests should be submitted, for example, on a per faculty or per project basis (one per form). 

View 2024-2025 CET funding request form 

View 2024-2025 approved to date 

View 2023-2024 final results


Once a term the Dean's Office will send an inquiry to all academic departments about their new equipment needs (sans equipment that is already built in to the new engineering building).  These requests do not have a capped dollar amount.  The request for spring 2024 was sent on 1/19/2024  via email to department chairs (who were to share it with all full time faculty) and was placed on the Teams CET channel for all to see .  Please also review all of the information below. 


Add a new equipment request for 2024-2025 academic year

Note: We are using items from last year that were not funded as a starting point. View archive of equipment requests for spring 2024.


As you can see from the above list from last year, we have at least three million dollars of new equipment requests (see the “summary” tab for approximate amounts by department).  For this 2024-2025 academic year, as was posted on our CET Teams channel on 7/9/2024:  "I want to set realistic equipment purchasing expectations as we head in to the new budget year. For this 2024-2025 academic year, the CET Dean's Office has a grand total of $250,000 for all incoming equipment requests from CET departments overall. This includes new equipment, repair and replace of capital equipment (which must be in the database to be considered), and repair and replace of any other equipment for CET overall. As you might be thinking to yourself, that won't go far. Thus in almost every case, expect any equipment costs to be addressed via departmental funding. I know this isn't good news, but it is realistic, which is important. "

Other UVU Funding Sources


The Innovation Academy collaborates across campus and with external partners to facilitate, assess, and increase accessibility of engaged learning opportunities for all students, impacting student success. 

Many UVU faculty successfully receive funding through GEL and other grants offered through the Innovation Academy which support faculty-mentored research.


To learn of opportunities available through the Innovation Academy and to apply for funding, see the following:



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 an OTL Faculty Travel 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 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.

Perkins Funding for Career and Technical Education. 

Perkins funding at UVU is managed through Career and Technical Education (CTE). Please visit https://www.uvu.edu/cte/funding/ to obtain information or contact Wendy Simmerman (Sr. Director of Workforce Alignment). 

Other External Funding

To find external funding, work with the excellent staff in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

UVU strongly supports its faculty in pursuing research and scholarship opportunities. As a UVU faculty member, being actively involved in research, writing, publishing, professional conferences, etc. ensures your continued involvement in your discipline, furthers your career as a scholar, and supports teaching as you bring your excitement and expertise about contemporary issues in your field to the classroom. The Office of Sponsored Programs provides support for faculty members seeking funding for research and other scholarly projects, including a stipend for those who complete a workshop on how to apply for external grants.