Grants and Funding

Queries about…

  • proposal budgeting, internal deadlines or procedures? Please contact Brock Martin (Associate Director, Business and Financial Planning).
  • fringe benefit and overhead rates? Consult grant information maintained at the business office site.
  • financial information on your current grants? Available at UI My Financials.
  • campus policies and procedures? See the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR).
  • examples of successful grant proposals? See the ACF resources Box folder (shared with tenure stream and postdoctoral faculty members).
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.
    Budget figures for a 50% RA stipend: $5271.60 for Summer 2022 (2 months), $12098.34 for Fall 2022, $12098.34 for Spring 2023, $5377.03 for Summer 2023 (2 months). These figures include fringe benefits; the pay received by the RA will be lower – see figures here. We recommend requesting two semesters and a summer of funding, in order to come close to the $30,000 maximum request. Please confirm your budget figures with Brock Martin before submission and before assigning an RA position. Any over-expenditures will be your responsibility, NOT the department’s, so please check with Brock.
    Other resources: get your internal balances from My-UI-Financials (using the VPN if not on campus). If you have no internal funds, 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