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Office of Research and Creative Activity

Below are the main programs administered by the Office of Research and Creative Activity. Each program has its own information page. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

The UCRCA encourages research and creative activity by UNO students and faculty and provides funding for faculty and graduate student endeavors, as well as undergraduate student travel. Faculty mini-grants and student proposals are reviewed monthly and faculty major proposals are typically accepted twice during the academic year, depending on availablity of funding.


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.


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.

FRI Page

The FUSE program provides competitively-awarded funding to support the participation of undergraduate students in faculty-mentored research and creative activity.


GRACA grants support faculty-mentored graduate student research and creative activity. Grants of up to $5,000 per student are available to UNO graduate students who will be enrolled through fall semester 2015.


The Fair provides a venue for undergraduate and graduate scholars to showcase their research and creative activity as oral presentations, performances, exhibits, and posters. Students from all disciplines and departments are encouraged to participate. The next Fair will take place on March 6, 2015.