Competitive internal grants support initial work by early career faculty and research in new areas of endeavor, and travel to foreign conferences and symposia.
Competitive Research Grants: Internal
The Faculty Research Grants (FRG) are conducted in two separate competitions in support of research and scholarship by faculty. Both programs utilize the same guidelines and application . Also, be sure to read the Tips for FRG Applicants. (The Willson Center also administers the Research Clusters Grant competition funded by OVPR. Separate guidelines and application are available at the Willson Center website.)
- Faculty Research Grant competitions:
- Junior Faculty Research Grants in the Sciences
- Junior and Senior Faculty Research Grants in the Humanities and Arts
- Deadline for both FRG competitions: First Tuesday in February (These awards will now be on a fiscal year cycle instead of a calendar year cycle. Awarded grants start July 1.)
- Eligibility: FRGs in the Sciences are designed for early career faculty (instructors, assistant professors and assistant research scientists); FRGs in the Humanities and Arts fund junior and senior faculty.
- Amounts: Average grants are in the $3,000 – $10,000 range for faculty research grants.
- Deadlines: Second Tuesdays in January, March, May, July, September and November.
- Eligibility: Faculty members, research professionals, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students are eligible. All Adjunct professors and Non-UGA paid employees are ineligible.
- Amount: The lowest round-trip airfare available
- Deadlines: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 (for a July 1, 2016 grant start date)
- Eligibility: Open to all UGA faculty and administrative staff pursuing externally funded international research and technical assistance initiatives. To be eligible, proposals must identify and commit to pursue specific sources of external funding as a result of the activities enabled by the GRCG grant.
- Amount: Grants will range from $4,000 to $8,000 each, with OVPR/OIE matching unit contributions at a 1:1 ratio. See guidelines for more information.
Provides grant support to researchers in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences to promote the development of new plant cultivars.
- Deadline: First Wednesday in October
- Eligibility: Full and part-time faculty, USDA adjunct positions, and permanent research scientists in the University’s “Research Professionals” classification system. Visiting faculty and postdoctoral research associates are ineligible.
- Amount: No upper limit, however funding proposals with large budgets (above $60,000) must have unusually strong justification.
- Contact: Innovation Gateway: firstname.lastname@example.org
Competitive Research Grants: Inter-Institutional
The goal of the University of Georgia (UGA) – Georgia Regents University (GRU) Seed Funding Program is to explicitly encourage competitive extramural grant proposals involving personnel from both institutions (the PI may be at either institution).
These funds are being distributed in order to stimulate new collaborative projects between UGA and GRU that subsequently lead to new external grants, and applicants should keep this overriding goal in mind. Applicants and successful recipients must commit to submitting applications to external funding agencies by the specified deadlines.
Proposals are invited from a broad range of disciplines. Interdisciplinary or translational proposals, in particular, are encouraged.
- Deadline: Full Proposal – May 2, 2016
- Deadlines: The next to last Friday of October (in 2015, October 23) – UPDATE: The deadline for 2015 has been extended to Friday, November 6, 2015.
- Eligibility: To be eligible for this competition, UGA and Liverpool faculty members must have initial conversations about the potential collaboration and work together on a single short proposal for this seed grant competition.
- Amount: The funds will involve equal shares from both institutions of amounts up to $9000 / £5300 total. For more details on the distribution of the grant funds, see the full guidelines.