CET Funding Options for Employees (Faculty and Staff)

CET Internal Funding Options

ONE TIME FUNDS UNDER $3,000 FOR COURSE RELATED PROJECTS: 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).  Requestors can be faculty, students, or staffhttps://uvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dao5RdTVbKLXZEa

NEW EQUIPMENT REQUESTS:  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 fall 2023 was sent on 7/27/2023 via email to department chairs (who were to share it with all full time faculty). A reminder was sent on 8/11/2023. It was also in the August dean's notes that was sent to all employees. The deadline for requests was 9/15/2023. 

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.