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Office of Research and Creative Activity

Internal Faculty Funding Opportunities

Below are several programs specifically for UNO faculty. If you have any questions about these please feel free to contact us at any time.


Faculty Research International

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) sponsors the Faculty Research International (FRI) grant. FRI grants will support the establishment of new research and creative activity partnerships among UNO faculty and international collaborators. Awards of up to $5,000 are available to individual UNO faculty members to support travel-related expenses for UNO faculty, affiliated UNO graduate students, and/or their international partners.

Deadline: January 30, 2015 (11:59 P.M. CST)

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University Committee on Research and Creative Activity

The purpose of the University Committee on Research and Creative Activity (UCRCA) is to expand the capacity for research and creative activity at UNO. The UCRCA makes funding recommendations to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity in as fair and transparent way as possible, supporting all areas, types and disciplines of research and creative activity by pre- and post- tenured faculty at UNO. The Committee is interdisciplinary - members represent each of the colleges and various departments across the campus - and committee members serve three-year terms.

The committee places special emphasis on seed grant funding for projects potentially leading to external funding and on grants to new faculty to help them establish programs of research/creative activity.

Deadline for Full Proposals: November 3, 2014 and February 1, 2015
Deadline for Mini-Grants: Monthly through February 2015



Fund for Investing in the Research Enterprise

FIRE grants will support the collection of preliminary data/proof of concept for collaborative faculty projects that demonstrate a high potential for attracting substantial extramural funding (>$250,000 in direct costs over the term of the grant). Awards of up to $35,000 are available for collaborative (two or more investigators) FIRE proposals.

Deadline: December 16, 2014 (11:59 P.M. CST)