UNCG Research

Internal Research Awards

There are five types of intramural, competitive awards available through the Office of Research and Engagement:

  • New Faculty Research Awards,
  • Regular Faculty Research Awards, and
  • Faculty First Awards
  • Community-Engaged Pathways and Partnerships Grant
  • Giant Steps Research Development Grants

To register for a workshop on Applying for Internal Research Awards, go to http://workshops.uncg.edu and click on the Office of Research Workshops. 


New Faculty Research Awards & Regular Faculty Research Awards

New Faculty Research Awards go to full-time tenure-track faculty below the rank of professor, clinical faculty, research faculty, and academic professional faculty who have been at UNCG for 3 or fewer years. Faculty may apply for up to $5,000 individually or $10,000 for collaborative projects submitted by two or more UNCG faculty. Funds may be used for faculty salary provided UNCG guidelines regarding buyouts and add pays are met.

Faculty may apply for New Faculty Research Awards from September 1, 2017, through October 18, 2017, at 5pm, by submitting an application with supporting budget forms. The faculty research awards’ funding period is January 2018 – June 2019.

Regular Faculty Research Awards go to full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty, clinical faculty, research faculty, and academic professional faculty who have been at UNCG for more than 3 years. Applicants may seek up to $5,000 individually or $10,000 for collaborative projects submitted by two or more UNCG faculty. Funds may be used for faculty salary provided UNCG guidelines regarding buyouts and add pays are met.

Faculty may apply for Regular Faculty Research Awards from September 1, 2017, through October 18, 2017, at 5pm, by submitting an application with supporting budget forms. The faculty research awards’ funding period is January 2018 – June 2019.

Faculty First Awards

Faculty First Awards are offered to tenure-track and tenured faculty.

Faculty may apply for Faculty First Awards from January 1, 2018, through February 28, 2018, at 5pm. Faculty First Awards typically fund summer scholarship and require participation in a Spring 2019 presentation event.


Internal Award Submission Materials

Have questions? Contact Barbara Hemphill at 336.256.1172 or bbhemphi@uncg.edu.


International Research

For international research, the International Program Center offers additional support to supplement New Faculty Research Awards and Regular Faculty Research Awards through the Kohler Fund. Note: This fund is not administered by the Office of Research and Engagement. Please contact the department administering these funds directly.


UNCG Libraries Digital Partners

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. Note: This fund is not administered by the Office of Research and Engagement. Please contact the department administering these funds directly.


COMMUNITY-ENGAGED PATHWAYS AND PARTNERSHIPS (P­2) GRANT

Community-Engaged Pathways and Partnerships (P­2) grants are offered to teams made up of active participants including a principal investigator — a full-time faculty or non-faculty researcher (EHRA) whose position entails research/creative activity responsibilities — one to two supporting faculty members, one department/unit/network chair, and one community partner.

Teams may apply for the P­2 grant from September 1, 2017 through October 23, 2017, at 5pm. Teams are eligible for three consecutive years of funding up to $16,000. This grant supports teams who seek to build the capacity of their members and structures so that community-engaged initiatives move from individual efforts to collective action and commitments.

Have questions? Contact Dr. Emily Janke, emjanke@uncg.edu.


 Giant Steps Research Development Grants

The Provost and the Office of Research and Engagement announce the release of funding for the Giant Steps Research Development Grants. The goal of this program is to provide seed funding for projects that will enhance UNCG’s external visibility, encourage research as well as increase the opportunity to leverage preliminary results obtained with this funding to obtain significant future federal and/or private funding.

Winning proposals are expected to define an integrated research effort distinguished by intellectual excellence and driven by a clear vision of fundamental advances, new discoveries, or technological developments having state, national, and global and societal impact aligned with the areas defined in the strategic plan (e.g., health and wellness, vibrant communities, or global connections).

A requirement of the award is the submission of at least one research proposal to an external funding source by the end of the award period. We anticipate funding up to 6 proposals of up to $25,000 each. Applications are due November 6, 2017 with projects to begin January 8, 2018 and work completed no later than June 30, 2019.

For more information contact Dr. Terri Shelton, shelton@uncg.edu