Internal grant programs

Detailed application instructions

Click on the program title for a description, requirements of the grant, and detailed application instructions. If the deadlines listed on the right fall on a weekend or holiday the deadline will be the next business day.

Important! Please read our General Internal guidelines prior to applying to any of these programs.

ORSP offers the following program types:

  • Center of Excellence for Student-Faculty Research Collaboration
  • Professional Development Programs
  • Research and Scholarly Activity Support Programs
Program Proposal Submission Dates for 2017-2018
Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates February 12, 2018 to Chair or unit director
Summer Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) February 12, 2018 to Chair or unit director
Student-Faculty Research Collaboration (first call) July 16, 2018 to Chair or unit director
Student-Faculty Research Collaboration (second call) Sept. 27, 2018 to Chair or unit director
Spring Student Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity
(This program is only open in years where additional funds are available for the spring. Unfortunately, there are no funds remaining for spring 2018.)
No competition in 2018
Diversity Mentoring Program
New Project (faculty applicant not yet funded)
Existing Project (faculty applicant funded from ORSP)
Kell Container Corporation Scholarship for Student-Faculty Collaborative Research April 2, 2019 to ORSP
James R. Larson and Vicki Lord Larson Undergraduate Research Fellowship April 2, 2019 to ORSP
Graduate Student Research and Scholarly and Creative Activity (GradRSCA) Open
Celebration of Excellence in Research in Creative
Activity (CERCA) (May 3-4, 2017)

March 8, 2019

International Fellows Program
The second and third calls will be subject to availability of funds.
June 15, 2018 to chair or director
October (TBD)
February (TBD)
Student Travel for the Presentation
of Research Results

The Professional Development programs described in this announcement are designed to supplement existing professional development support provided by the various units, departments, schools, and colleges as well as those offered through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Learning and Technology Services (LTS). For information regarding programs, funding, services, and events offered by the CETL and LTS, see their websites at, respectively:

Professional Development Programs offered by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs include:

Professional Development Programs
Academic Staff Professional Development The first work day in June, September, November, February, April
Guest Lecturers, Artists and Other Professionals First working day of each month
(to Dean or Equivalent)
Workshops and Special Projects Travel First working day of each month
(to Dean or Equivalent)
The Visiting Minority Scholars Program First working day of each month
(to Dean or Equivalent)
Research and Scholarly Activity Support
University Research and Creative Activity  February 7, 2019
(to Dean or Equivalent)

Extramural Grant Development-Departments 

March 5, 2019
(to ORSP)
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Incentive August 15, 2018
(to ORSP)
Faculty Sabbatical Program September 19, 2018
(Proposal to Chair or equivalent)
Small Research Grants Open
Travel Support for Scholarly Presentations Open
The Vicki Lord Larson Collaborative Research Fund October 3, 2018


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