The College of Arts & Sciences Office of Research (CAS OOR) offers several programs and funding mechanisms to support faculty research and scholarship. Other UNCG units, including the Office of Research and Engagement, provide additional support for faculty research. See below for info about CAS and UNCG research supports. For external funding resources, visit Office of Sponsored Programs: Funding Opportunities.
Proposal Preparation Program (P3)
Provides up to $3,000 to support faculty members as they prepare an external funding proposal. Funds may support activities such as collecting pilot data, purchasing equipment, travel to archives, data analysis, or a consultant to evaluate the proposal. Please apply at least 6 months before your deadline. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. APPLY NOW (Google Form)
Colleague to Colleague Proposal Review
Provides support for faculty members seeking proposal review assistance from an experienced research scholar in their field. This scholar may be a UNCG faculty, or they may be from outside institutions, but they may not be “collaborators” on the proposal. The proposal reviewer will receive a $5review support at least 3 months prior to your deadline. Many faculty identify their own expert reviewer; if you need assistance finding a reviewer contact Amy Adamson. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. APPLY NOW (Google Form)
Four-week program helps faculty take a previously unsuccessful NIH or NSF research proposal and improve it for resubmission! Participants form a cohort and learn together how to strengthen past proposals by addressing reviewers’ critiques. Participants receive $1,000 in professional development funding upon completing the program and another $1,000 upon resubmission of the proposal. Contact Amy Adamson (email@example.com) to learn more.
CAS Scholars Travel Fund (CAS STF)
Provides up to $500 in supplemental travel funding to full-time, tenured, or tenure-track faculty (professor, associate professor, or assistant professor) so they may present research, scholarship, or creative activity; serve as chairpersons; participate as panelists; or contribute in other appropriate ways at scholarly meetings in the USA, Mexico, or Canada. Requires a $250 match, which may be met with departmental contribution, external funding, or similar sources. Faculty can apply for up to $500 per academic year. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
CAS-STF-Application (PDF) CAS STF Guidelines (PDF) CAS STF Application (Word)
CAS International Travel Fund (CAS ITF)
Provides up to $1,000 in matching funds for tenured or tenure-track faculty to travel internationally for research or conference presentations. Faculty on phased retirement are eligible for reduced match of $500. External grants or personal funds do not qualify as matching funds. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Please note: faculty seeking support from the ITF are subject to the University’s International Travel Policy, including the requirement to submit international travel plans for review by the University-Affiliated International Travel Review Committee. Faculty must obtain travel approval in order to receive ITF support.
CAS ITF Application (PDF) CAS-ITF-Application (Word)
Internal Funding Awards (formerly Faculty First) / Office of Research and Engagement (ORE)
Offered to full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty, clinical faculty, research faculty, and academic professional faculty – any rank. Faculty may apply for up to $5,000 for individual, or $10,000 for collaborative projects submitted by two or more UNCG faculty. The Fall deadline for receipt of proposals is usually early October (funding period January 1 – June 30). The Spring deadline is early February (funding period: May 1– October 31). Learn more.
New & Regular Faculty Research Awards / ORE
For full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty, clinical faculty, research faculty, and academic professional faculty – any rank. New Faculty Research Awards go to faculty with 3 years or less at UNCG. Regular Faculty Research Awards go to those with more than 3 years at UNCG. Applicants may seek up to $5,000 individually or $10,000 for collaborative projects. Applications are typically due in the fall. Learn more.
Research Excellence Awards / ORE
Established in 1988 to recognize outstanding junior and senior faculty researchers. Awards are made on the basis of the nominee’s research career, with particular emphasis placed on work done in the last five years. Each award carries a cash honorarium. Nominations are typically due in early December. Learn more.
Community Engaged Pathways & Partnerships (P2): A Collective Scholarship Fellows Program / ORE and the Institute for Community & Economic Engagement
The P2 Fellows program supports community-engaged scholarship among UNCG scholars and community partners, providing funding and professional development to teams who are working in a context of reciprocity and mutual benefit to advance knowledge about, and accelerate activities to address, community-identified priorities. Teams are eligible for three consecutive years of funding up to $16,000. Learn more.
Subsidies to Support Publication, Media Development, and Exhibitions / ORE
Faculty can apply for up to $1,000 per academic year to assist with publication and exhibition expenses incurred within the last 12 months while serving in a UNCG faculty appointment. Learn more.
Open Access Publishing Support Fund / University Libraries
Provides up to $1,500 per author, per year to full-time faculty, full-time EHRA employees, and enrolled graduate students to support publication of an article in a peer-reviewed, open access journals. Learn more.
Digital Partners Grant / University Libraries
An opportunity for faculty to create and make broadly available a digital scholarly product to be hosted by the Library. Provides up to $22,500 worth of resources (most likely from the Library IT department, depending on the needs of the applicant). The Library will provide its appropriate, existing hardware and software at no cost (but will not make expensive new purchases on behalf of the faculty). Learn more.
Kohler Awards / International Programs Center (IPC)
Faculty may apply for support in several categories: Research with additional internal/external funding, Special projects (such as symposia or community dialogues), Course and curriculum development (to create new or modify existing courses), Student Programs, Teaching, and Institutional linkages. Awards in most categories are capped at $1,000, but some have no set dollar limit. Learn more.
International Travel Fund (ITF) / IPC
Up to $600 for full-time faculty to attend professional conferences outside of North America. Faculty may receive only 1 ITF grant per academic year and may not receive ITF grants in consecutive years. Learn more.
Linda Arnold Carlisle Faculty Research Grant / Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Provides a stipend of $1500 to support research or creative activity related to women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. All full-time faculty who have not received the Carlisle Grant within the past three years are eligible to apply. Applications are due in mid-Spring. Learn more.
Undergraduate Research and Creativity Awards (URCA) / Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office (URSCO)
Designed to help faculty and students partner in meaningful projects that advance understanding within their discipline/field of study. Award funding may defray the cost of material expenses and/or related travel, or can be used to provide a stipend for the students. Students can earn up to $3,000 (annually) for their work. Faculty can request up to $500 in support of the project’s cost. Learn more.