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Internal Awards

The Division of Research is proud to offer more than $3.75 million of internal funding to support faculty research and scholarship. The division also provides $130,000 annually to support undergraduate research at UH.


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    Awards for Excellence

    Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, or Creative Activity will be made to six UH faculty, two each at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor levels.

  • National Centers

    National Centers
    Planning Award

    Provides up to 14 months of support for research teams led by a UH faculty member to prepare a proposal submission to a targeted funding opportunity.

  • High Priority

    High Priority Area
    Research Seed Grants

    Supports research labs and groups with funds that would permit submission of competitive research proposals in UH Research Thrust areas.

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    The Grants to Enhance and Advance Research (GEAR)

    Funds bold new ideas, with evidence of high likelihood of securing extramural funding.

  • New Faculty

    New Faculty Research

    Aids faculty wishing to initiate research for the first time and who have not had previous support, (not including funding received as a student or a postdoctoral fellow).

  • Equipment

    Chancellor’s Technology Bridging Fund

    This funding program is designed to move early stage technologies closer to commercial readiness.

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    Small Grants

    Funds unique or unusual research and scholarly projects not routinely supported or not currently funded from external sources.

  • Bridge

    Bridge Funds

    Supports the continuation of research projects that have the highest likelihood of restoring external funding.

  • Equipment

    Equipment Grants

    Small equipment grants range up to $50,000. Large equipment grants range from $50,000-250,000.