*Note: The REP review process is wrapping up soon and announcements for FY21 are expected in mid-May.
The fundamental goals of the Office of the Vice President for Research internal funding support programs are to enhance the research climate at the University of Connecticut by promoting faculty and graduate student research and to help faculty in all disciplines move into a better position to generate external funding for their scholarly and creative activities. In addition to funding opportunities and emergency grant support, the Office of the Vice President provides Research Development Services including grantwriting seminars and workshops, proposal development services, and technical assistance.
Overview of FY21 Internal Funding Opportunity Timelines (updated 12/10/2020)
Target for Notifications
|SPARK FY20||June 15||July 24 (LOI), November 2 (Full app by invitation only)||December 15|
|START Q1||Cancelled in FY21||Cancelled in FY21||Cancelled in FY21|
|COVID-RSF||August 28||September 11||September 18|
|COVID-RSF2||September 30||October 16||Early November|
|START Q2||October 1||November 1||December 1|
|REP||October 1||Extended until 1/4/21||Mid-May|
|CARIC||October 1||December 15||February 1|
|SCHARP||October 1||December 15||Late May|
|START Q3||January 1||February 15||March 15|
|START Q4||April 1||May 1||June 1|
|SPARK FY21||May 15||June 15 (LOI), August 15 (Full app by invitation only)||November 1|
|Complete||Open for Applications||In Review|