Funding Administered by ORE
The Office of Research and Engagement provides intramural research support in the form of competitive awards. These funds are awarded to initiate or enhance research, scholarship, and creative activity. Funding sources include:
- Internal Research Awards
- Scholars’ Travel Program
- Subsidies in Support of Publication, Media Development, and Exhibitions
- Research Excellence Awards
There are three types of intramural, competitive awards available through the Office of Research and Engagement. They are the New and Regular Faculty Research Awards, the Faculty First Awards, and the Community-Engaged Pathways and Partnerships Grants. Faculty can apply for these awards by submitting an application with supporting budget forms by the appropriate deadline.
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 Office of Research and Engagement provides Publication and Exhibition Subsidies to supplement charges associated with:
- publications of books, including indexing
- 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.
These limited funds assist with publication and exhibition expenses incurred while serving in a UNCG faculty appointment and within the last 12-month period. Reapplications are not considered if partial support has already been provided by this program.
Applications for funding should be sent to:
Office of Research and Engagement
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 Engagement 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 EHRA 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 Engagement. Please contact your department’s UNCG Libraries Liaison for more information.
Winners of the UNCG Research Excellence Awards also receive cash honorariums. Learn more about our yearly Research Excellence Awards here.
Additional Funding Sources
The awards listed below are not administered by the Office of Research and Engagement. Please contact the unit administering these funds directly.
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.
Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Funding – The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office (URSCO) offers students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on his/her research, scholarship, or creative activity. URSCO administers several different funding opportunities including Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award (URCA), Community Based URCA, and Globally Engaged URCA. In addition, the URSCO Travel Fund provides students with supplemental travel support to present their research, scholarship and/or creative activity at professional conferences in their field. Access application details and forms here.
The UNCG Libraries Digital Partners Internal Grant provides up to $22,500 worth of IT resources (a combination of IT staff time and infrastructure, but no cash awards), through a competitive annual application process.
Teaching and Learning Grants – These grants are focused on providing full-time faculty (professional track/AP/tenured) with funding to research, expand, and promote quality teaching across the University. Click here for specifics.
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 here.
Advancement of Teaching and Learning Grants – These grants are focused on providing full-time faculty (professional track/AP/tenured) with funding to research, expand, and promote quality teaching across the University.
Grants will be offered in six categories, with awards ranging from $250-$500. Proposal categories include:
- Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (implementation and/or research, $300);
- Innovative Teaching Strategies (research and implementation, $300);
- Mentoring (implementation and/or research, $300);
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (research, no travel, $300);
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (travel, $500)
- Technology Enhanced Pedagogy (purchase and implementation, $250).
Other intramural funding may be available through the academic units. Researchers should check with their Research Advisory Council representative for more information.
For more information about funding sources administered by UNCG Research contact Barbara Hemphill at 336.256.1172 or email@example.com.