Internal Funding Opportunities
University Committee on Research and Creative Activity fosters the development of regionally and nationally competitive research, promotes the application for external funding through startup and seed-money grants, and encourages a strong and diverse research commitment as an inseparable companion to the University's instructional program.
Work-Study Student Researcher Program
The Office of Research and Creative Activity, by leveraging Federal Work-Study funds, has developed the UNO Work-Study Student Research Program aimed to expand student research opportunities. This program is intended to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in research activities, and individuals who are eligible for Federal Work-Study are included in the most recent definitions of underrepresented populations by grant funding agencies. As such, creating research positions for work-study-eligible students will provide underrepresented students with research experiences, mentorship from research faculty, and access to professional development activities.
All full-time faculty are eligible to apply. The number of funded proposals will be based on funding availability. Applications will be evaluated for the ability of the faculty member to provide a meaningful experience for the student, the potential benefit for the faculty applicant’s research or creative activity, and the strength of the mentoring plan. Ultimate responsibility for screening, interviewing, and selecting students rests with each awarded faculty member. Project alignment with UNO Strategic Priorities, including UNO Big Ideas and NU-system collaborations, is encouraged, but not required.
Nebraska Research Initiative Opportunities
The primary purpose of the Collaboration Initiative is to enhance the competitiveness of the University of Nebraska faculty for extramural funding by fully leveraging intellectual capacity and research resources across the campuses.
Save the date for this year's Collaboration Initiative Retreat! October 28, 2021
Research Development Program
The Office of Research and Creative Activity, with support from the University of Nebraska Central Administration, UNO Graduate Studies, and the Nebraska Research Initiative (NRI), has developed the Research Development Program aimed at stimulating research and creative activities at UNO. The program will provide support in the form of doctoral graduate research assistantships (GRAs) with the goal of increasing scholarly productivity, doctoral program enrollment, and grant support, contributing to overall growth in UNO’s external funding. Projects that align with UNO Strategic Priorities, including UNO Big Ideas and UNMC collaborations are encouraged, but not required.
This funding opportunity is currently closed.