The University of Arizona

Internal Funding FAQ

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See below for a few key questions and responses.

What is the TRIF initiative?

The TRIF initiative, or Technology and Research Initiative Fund, increased the state’s sales tax per proposition 301 to promote university research, development, and technology transfer related to the knowledge-based global economy and to expand access to baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate education, among other priorities.

What is the purpose of the Research Advancement Grants? Are these a form of faculty retention, sign-on bonus, or other award from the administration?

Research Development Grants are not designed as part of faculty retention or other reward but rather as a pathway to success for interdisciplinary research to accelerate competitiveness for extramural proposal submissions.