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Internal Funding Opportunities

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 10/21/21)


Applications open

Applications due

Target for Notifications

NEUCORSE September 27 November 8 (NOI)December 13 (Full Proposal) January 1
SPARK FY22 October 25 November 22 (LOI), December 17 (Full app by invitation only) January 31
REP October 1 December 15 April/May
CARIC October 1 December 15 February 1
SCHARP October 1 December 15 Late May



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Complete Open for Applications In Review