UNCG Research
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Funding opportunities are available throughout campus to promote teaching and research.


UNC GENERAL ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES RFP FOR UNC UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM AWARD (Updated October 24, 2016)

UNC General Administration is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the UNC Undergraduate Research Program Award, a newly-established mechanism to provide funding to universities or consortia of universities within the UNC System to support and enhance undergraduate research (UR) in the UNC system.

Undergraduate research, defined by the Council on Undergraduate Research as “an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate students that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline,” is widely recognized as a high-impact practice. Proposals should target one or more of the following topical areas: assessment, diversity/inclusion, and/or course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs). Multi-institutional collaboration is not required but is strongly encouraged.

UNCG’s internal deadline for proposals is 5:00pm on November 17.

All proposals must be submitted to Dr. Lee Phillips (plphilli@uncg.edu), Director of the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office, 133 McIver Building. 

To learn more about the UNC Undergraduate Research Program Award, click on the following RFP Guidelines from UNC General Administration (PDF format).



NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUNDING RELATED TO THE UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLAN: STRATEGIC SEED GRANTS (Updated October 20, 2016)

The Office of the Provost is soliciting proposals tied to one or more of the thematic areas of focus in the UNCG Strategic Plan: health and wellness, vibrant communities, and global connections.

Deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, December 9, 2016.

Strategic seed grants are available in the following areas:

Teaching Innovations
Soliciting proposals for a course design or redesign using innovative teaching strategies tied to one or more of the thematic areas of focus in the UNCG Strategic Plan. Courses may be online, hybrid, or face-to-face in mode of delivery. Successful proposals will be awarded $3,000, with the opportunity to apply for additional funding to support teaching materials, technology, etc. (up to $1,000). Click here for the information packet (pdf format).

Research and Creative Activity
Soliciting cross/multi/interdisciplinary research and creative activity proposals tied to the thematic areas of focus in the UNCG Strategic Plan. Grants are designed to help faculty engage in multidisciplinary endeavors in order to advance understanding of key factors related to these themes and/or solutions to some of the major challenges. Proposals involving two disciplines may apply for a maximum of $15,000. Proposals involving three or more disciplines may apply for a maximum award of $25,000. Click here for the information packet (pdf format).

Community-Engaged Research and Creative Activity
Soliciting cross/multi/interdisciplinary research and creative activity proposals tied to the thematic areas of the UNCG Strategic Plan. Grants are designed to help faculty engage in multidisciplinary endeavors in order to advance understanding of key factors related to these themes and/or solutions to some of the major challenges. Proposals must involve at least two distinct academic disciplines and meet UNCG’s definition of community-engaged research (CER). Cross college/school collaborations are encouraged. Proposals involving two disciplines may apply for a maximum award of $15,000. Proposals involving three or more disciplines may apply for a maximum award of $25,000. Click here for the information packet (pdf format).


The Global Engagement QEP Office offers a broad range of funding opportunities for faculty to support participation in research, attendance at international conferences, and internationalization of the curriculum. Visit their Funding for Faculty page to learn more.

The Office of Research and Engagement offers Internal Research Awards – three types of intramural, competitive awards available: New Faculty Research Awards, Regular Faculty Research Awards, and Faculty First Awards. To register for a workshop on applying for Internal Research Awards, visit their registration link.

The University Teaching & Learning Commons posts opportunities for faculty funding for research and instruction.

The Office of Leadership and Service Learning offers Course Development Grants (via the Global Engagement QEP) designed to fulfill Global Engagement QEP learning competencies through traditional service-learning courses designed to engage students with culturally diverse situations and develop students’ ability to communicate in a culturally-informed manner in international, intercultural and/or multicultural contexts. Awards range from $500 – $1,000.

Guidance on Grant Writing is available via the Office of Sponsored Programs’ Grant Writing Resources page.