Grants and Funding

For successful grant proposal samples and advice on grant writing and broader impacts, see the ACF resources in Box.

For queries on…

National Science Foundation

Quick-Start Guide to NSF proposal preparation, incl. what the business office will do and what you need to do, for creating the proposal.

Please upload your proposal to Research.gov TWO WEEKS before the NSF deadline, so that the Mathematics business office and campus Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) can complete their required reviews and processing.

Simons Foundation
OTHER agencies
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 (TO BE UPDATED): $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 a few hundred dollars additionally 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 calculations with the business office each semester before assigning an RA position, if you have any doubt. 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) – conference travel support for faculty members, incl. some specialized faculty
  • Provost’s Initiative on Teaching Advancement PITA (March) – grants of $7500 for instructional improvements
  • Departmental travel support (monthly)
Actuarial Science and Risk Management funding
Collaboration in residence programs