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
American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG) Pilot Project Funding
UACC
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
Seed (≤$30K)
10/7/19
Achievement Awards
GPSC
All
Award
4/10/20
College of Science, Office of Undergraduate Research
College of Science
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Computational, & Data Sciences
Mutiple
Mutiple
Cynthia White Travel and Study in Italy Award
Humanities
Arts & Humanities
Award
2/15/20
GPSC Travel Grants
GPSC
All
Travel: Domestic (≤$750)
International (≤$1,000)
Multiple
GPSC Research and Project (ReaP) Grants
GPSC
All
Research (≤$1,000)
Multiple
Global Change Travel Awards
UA Institute of the Environment
Environmental Sciences
Travel ($800)
Multiple
George H. Davis Travel Fellowship
UAF
All
Travel (≤$5K)
TBD
Gary Metz Research Fellowship
CCP
Arts & Humanities
Fellowship (≤$2.5K)
1/15/19
Faculty Small Grants
SBSRI
Seed (≤$3.5K)
TBD
Faculty Collaboration Grant
CCI
Arts & Humanities, Social Science & Law
Interdisciplinary Research
TBD
Emeritus Faculty
UA Provost
All
Honorific
N/A
Dissertation Research Grant
SBSRI
Social Science & Law
Research ($2K)
TBD
Dissertation Improvement Grants
UA Institute of the Environment
Environmental Sciences
Research ($1,000)
TBD
Director's Fund for Excellence
CCI
Arts & Humanities
Interdisciplinary Research (≤$1,500)
TBD
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships, & Awards
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Multiple
Multiple
Aaronson Lectureships
Astronomy
Honor/Award
N/A

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