The University of Arizona

Internal Funding

RII Research Advancement Grant Program

RII is pleased to announce a newly revised Research Advancement Grant program to support proposal development and to enhance competitive success for external funding.

Through the Research Advancement Grant program, RII supports all levels of staged research development by providing a pathway to success for interdisciplinary research:

  • from one-time support to jump start worthwhile projects for early career individuals,
  • to the generation and nurturing of new ideas,
  • to creating new interdisciplinary teams by broadening partnerships, expanding current efforts into larger transdisciplinary projects and teams, and
  • augmenting scientific capacity with the acquisition of equipment to accelerate project competitiveness prior to proposal submission.

RII seeks grant submissions with clearly envisioned ideas involving interdisciplinary team building. There is a clear expectation that funding provided will be strategically leveraged to result in proposal submission that realizes additional external funding awards for the proposed idea.

As such, these awards are focused on the feasibility of the concept, assembly of compelling, qualified interdisciplinary investigator teams, identification of appropriate extramural funding targets, the quality of the proposal development plan and concrete activities and milestones that have high likelihood to result in future external funding success.  

Proposal Development Assistance

RII provides substantial assistance in extramural proposal planning and development, including Research Development Services (RDS), Corporate Engagement Services, and engagement and consultation with philanthropic foundations and federal agencies. RII strongly recommends that investigator teams work collaboratively with the pertinent RII services staff to enhance the competitiveness and success of extramural proposals.

Wondering what has been funded?

Table of Internal Funding Opportunities

Title UA Entity Research Category Funding Type Deadline
Harold Jones and Frances Murray Research Fellowship
CCP
Arts & Humanities
Fellowship (≤$2.5K)
1/15/19
Instrumentation/Infrastructure Grant
WEES
Environmental Sciences 4/6/18
Jim Doidge Graduate Student Greek Award
Humanities
Arts & Humanities
Award
N/A
Jim Doidge Graduate Student Latin Award
Humanities
Arts & Humanities
Award
N/A
Josef Breitenbach Research Fellowship
CCP
Arts & Humanities
Fellowship ($5K)
TBD
KASI-Arizona Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship
Astronomy
Fellowship
TBD
Kenneth J. Botto Research Fellowship
CCP
Arts & Humanities
Fellowship (≤$5K)
1/15/19
Bok Postdoctoral Fellowship
Astronomy
Fellowship (3 yrs of support)
N/A
Graduate Travel Funds
WOSAC
Travel ($500)
Multiple
Graduate College Funding Opportunities (multiple)
Graduate College
All
Multiple
Multiple
College of Science Graduate Scholarships
College of Science
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Computational, & Data Sciences
Multiple
N/A
Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) Fellowship
CLIMAS;RDI
Environmental Sciences
Fellowship ($4,750)
TBD
Classical Association of the Middle West and South Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Classical Studies Award
Humanities
Arts & Humanities
Award
N/A
Central Arizona Project Award for Water Research
UA Water Network
Environmental Sciences
First place ($1,000)
Second place ($500)
5/21/2020
CCSG Basic Clinical Partnership Pilot Projects
UACC
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Seed (≤$50K)
TBD
Carson Scholars Program
UA Institute of the Environment
Environmental Sciences
Scholarship ($5K)
9/21/18
Asset Development Program
TLA
All
Commercialization
Rolling
Ansel Adams Research Fellowship
CCP
Arts & Humanities
Research (≤$5K)
1/15/20
Ansel Adams Internship
CCP
Arts & Humanities
Internship (paid, 15 hrs/week)
2/23/18
American Philological Association Outstanding Student Awards
Humanities
Arts & Humanities
Award
N/A

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