The purpose of the New Faculty Research Program is to assist faculty who wish to initiate research for the first time and who have not had previous internal or external support, exclusive of that as a student or postdoctoral fellow. Grants up to $6,000 will be awarded to individual faculty members, as part of the University of Houston’s effort to support research and scholarly activity that constitute an integral part of the University's instructional program. New faculty with startup packages totaling $50K or more are ineligible.
The purpose of the Small Grants Program is to provide funding for unique or unusual research and scholarly activity, including disciplinary equivalents in the performing and creative arts. Preference is given to proposals that have partial financial support from their department or college. In addition, limited financial assistance may be requested for the publication of books.