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The Office of Research and Economic Development provides intramural research support in the form of competitive grants and awards. These funds are awarded to initiate or enhance research, scholarship, and creative activity.


Internal Grants and Awards

There are four types of intramural, competitive grants available through the Office of Research and Economic Development. They are New Faculty Research Grants, New Faculty Summer Excellence Research Awards, Regular Faculty Research Grants, and Regular Faculty Summer Excellence Research Awards. Faculty apply for these grants by submitting an application with supporting budget forms by the appropriate deadline. Access application details and  forms here.

The Faculty Senate’s Research Grants Committee reviews grant applications and makes recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development. A New Faculty or Regular Faculty Research Grant may be held simultaneously with a Summer Excellence Research Award, but a New Faculty and Regular Faculty Research Grant cannot be held simultaneously. Recipients of a previous research grant must submit a final report and a proposal for external support before applying for another research grant.

New Faculty Research Grants - These grants are awarded to full-time, untenured, tenure-track faculty below the rank of professor/clinical faculty/research faculty/academic professional faculty within their first three years of appointment. Faculty may apply for up to $5,000 individually or $10,000 for collaborative projects submitted by two or more UNCG faculty. Funds may not be used for faculty salary. Applications are due the last working day of January; if awarded, the funding period is for one year.

New Faculty Summer Excellence Research Awards - These  grants are awarded to full-time, untenured, tenure-track faculty below the rank of professor/clinical faculty/research faculty/academic professional faculty in their first three years of appointment and are used exclusively for summer salary in the amount of $5,000. Applications are due the last working day of January; if awarded, the funding period is for the summer following notification of the award. Faculty members who accept a Summer Excellence Research Award may not accept employment between the end of the spring semester and the beginning of the fall semester and may not receive salaries form other grants for the same period. In exceptional circumstances, an individual may request in writing that the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development waive this restriction.

Regular Faculty Research Grants - These grants are awarded to full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty, clinical faculty, research faculty, and academic professional faculty. Applicants may seek up to $5,000 individually or $10,000 for collaborative projects submitted by two or more UNCG faculty. Funds may not be used for faculty salary. Applications are due the last working day of September; if awarded, the funding period is one year.

Regular Faculty Summer Excellence Research Awards - These awards are awarded to full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty, clinical faculty, research faculty, and academic professional faculty and are used exclusively for summer salary in the amount of $5,000. Applications are due the last working day of September; if awarded, the funding period is for the summer following notification of the award. Faculty members who accept a Summer Excellence Research Award may not accept employment between the end of the spring semester and the beginning of the fall semester and may not receive salaries form other grants for the same period. In exceptional circumstances, an individual may request in writing that the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development waive this restriction.

International Research - For international research, the International Program Center offers additional support to supplement New Faculty Research Grants, New Faculty Summer Excellence Research Awards, Regular Faculty Research Grants, or Regular Faculty Summer Excellence Research Awards through the Kohler Fund. Access application details here. Note:  This fund is not administered by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Please contact the department administering these funds directly.

For more information about funding sources administered by UNCG Research contact Barbara Hemphill at 336.256.1172 or bbhemphi@uncg.edu.

 


Scholars’ Travel Program

The Scholars’ Travel Fund (STF) provides full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty with supplemental travel funds to support presentation of their research, scholarship, or creative activity; to serve as chairpersons; to participate as panelists; or to contribute in other appropriate manners at scholarly meetings in the USA, Mexico, or Canada. Faculty can apply for up to $500 per academic year (with a $250 match). Access application details and forms here.

The International Travel Fund provides faculty with supplemental travel funds to share their scholarship with audiences outside of North America. Faculty can apply to the International Program Office for this funding. Note:  This fund is not administered by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Please contact the department administering these funds directly.

 


Subsidies in Support of Publication, Media Development, and Exhibitions

The Office of Research and Economic Development provides Publication and Exhibition Subsidies to supplement charges associated with publications of books, development of media, exhibition and performance charges, page charges for publishing manuscripts, and costs of reprints. Faculty can apply for up to $1,000 per academic year. Applications are due the last working day of October and February. Access application details and  forms here.

Currently, there are more than 30,000 open access journals published worldwide, and in lieu of a subscription-based business model, many open access journals require that authors pay an article processing fee. The University Libraries and the Office of Research and Economic Development provide the Open Access Publishing Support Fund to support those who choose open access publishing as the best venue for their work. Full-time faculty, full-time EPA employees, and enrolled graduate students can apply to the University Libraries for this funding. Note:  This fund is not administered by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Please contact the department administering these funds directly. 


Research Excellence Awards

Winners of the UNCG Research Excellence Awards also receive cash honorariums. Learn more about our yearly Research Excellence Awards here.


Additional Funding Sources

Undergraduate Research Funding –  The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) offers highly motivated students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on his/her research, scholarship, or creative activity. OUR administers several different funding opportunities including Undergraduate Research Assistantships (URA), Community-Based Research Assistantships (CBR), and Interdisciplinary Research Assistantships (IdURA).  Access application details and forms hereNote:  This funds are not administered by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Please contact the department administering these funds directly.

Women’s and Gender Studies Research - The Linda Arnold Carlisle Faculty Research Grants are awarded to faculty to support research or creative activity related to women’s and gender studies. Access application details and  forms hereNote:  This fund is not administered by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Please contact the department administering these funds directly.

Teaching and Learning Grants - Support is also available to assist faculty in instructional development. Access application details and  forms hereNote:  These funds are not administered by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Please contact the department administering these funds directly.   

Other intramural funding may be available through the academic units. Researchers should check with their Research Advisory Council representative for more information.