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
Professional Opportunities Development (POD) Funding
GPSC
All
Career Development (≤$1,500)
Multiple
Pre-doctoral Research Grants
SBSRI
Research (≤$500)
TBD
Todd Walker Research Fellowship
CCP
Arts & Humanities
Research (≤$3,500)
1/15/20
UA/NASA Space Grant Program
AZ Space Grant
Environmental Sciences
Fellowship ($16K stipend+)
3/23/20
Norman Austin Outstanding M.A. Thesis Award
Humanities
Arts & Humanities
Award
Multiple
Sandra Rhead Jones Graduate Student Latin Teaching Award
Humanities
Arts & Humanities
Award
Multiple
Photographic Arts Council-Los Angeles (PAC-LA) Research Fellowship
CCP
Arts & Humanities
Fellowship (≤$2.5K)
1/15/20
Central Arizona Project Award for Water Research
UA Water Network
Environmental Sciences
First place ($1,000)
Second place ($500)
5/21/2020
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships, & Awards
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Multiple
Multiple
Graduate Travel Funds
WOSAC
Travel ($500)
Multiple
Ansel Adams Research Fellowship
CCP
Arts & Humanities
Research (≤$5K)
1/15/20
Graduate College Funding Opportunities (multiple)
Graduate College
All
Multiple
Multiple
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
American Philological Association Outstanding Student Awards
Humanities
Arts & Humanities
Award
N/A
Asset Development Program
TLA
All
Commercialization
Rolling
Ansel Adams Internship
CCP
Arts & Humanities
Internship (paid, 15 hrs/week)
2/23/18
Classical Association of the Middle West and South Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Classical Studies Award
Humanities
Arts & Humanities
Award
N/A
Bok Postdoctoral Fellowship
Astronomy
Fellowship (3 yrs of support)
N/A

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