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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 Internal Funding Opportunity Timelines



Applications open

Applications due

Target for Notifications

START Q1 May 1 July 1 August 1
START Q2 August 1 October 1 November 1
Microbiome Research Seed Grants* August 15 October 14 December 15
REP October 1 December 15 Late May
CARIC October 1 December 15 February 1
SCHARP October 1 December 15 Late May
START Q3 Nov 1 Jan 1 February 1
START Q4 Feb 1 April 1 May 1
SPARK Mid May June 15 (LOI), July 15 (Full app) October 1

*2019 is the final year for the Microbiome program


Table Key:

Complete Open for Applications In Review