Grants and Funding

Queries about…

National funding
Campus funding
  • Campus Research Board (August, October, January, March) – proposals should be written to support your research; the project can be joint with a student but should not be presented as solely the student’s work.
    RA budget figures for a 50% RA stipend: $13,097 for Spring 2024, $6034 for Summer 2024 (2 months), $13,490 for Fall 2024. The figures include fringe benefits, and the summer figures includes an additional few hundred dollars to cover extra fringes that will get charged if the student is registered for fewer than 3 hours. The pay received by the RA will be lower than the figures above (since the figures include fringe benefits). We recommend that you request two semesters and a summer of funding, which will exceed the Research Board’s maximum request of $30,000. Please confirm your budget figures with the business office before submission and before assigning an RA position. Any over-expenditures will be your responsibility, NOT the department’s, so please check with the business office.
    Travel budget figures: requests are considered for research-related travel such as travel to work with collaborators (but not conference travel, which is supported instead under the Scholars’ Travel Fund below). Include per diem figures in your request and put an itemized travel budget in the “Budget Justification” section of the application.
    Other resources: get your internal balances from My-UI-Financials (using the VPN if not on campus). If you have more than $60,000 in internal balances then do not apply to the Research Board. If you have no internal funds, then explain briefly in the budget section (eg “start-up all spent”). If you hold an external grant, explain why it does not cover the RA requested from the Research Board. 
  • Scholars’ Travel Fund (monthly) – travel support for faculty members, incl. some specialized faculty
  • Provost’s Initiative on Teaching Advancement PITA (March) – grants of $7500 for instructional improvements
  • Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Program (March) – support and course reduction for an innovative project with broad educational implications
  • Departmental travel support (monthly)
Actuarial Science and Risk Management funding
Collaboration in residence programs