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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.

    (Deadline: )

  • Bridge

    Bridge Funds

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

    (Deadline: Applications for Bridge Funding can be submitted at any time)

  • Equipment

    Chancellor’s Technology Bridging Fund

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

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    Equipment Grants

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

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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.

    (Deadline: Pre-Proposal- November 11, 2019 and Full Proposal- )

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    Grants to Enhance Research on COVID-19 and the Pandemic

    A new internal grant competition designed to address issues related to COVID-19 and the pandemic.

    (Deadline: Monday, )

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    Grants to Enhance Research on Racism

    A new internal grant competition designed to address issues related to racism.

    (Deadline: )

  • 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.

    (Deadline: )

  • Lab Grant

    Lab Renovation/
    New Lab Grant

    Supports 4-6 laboratory renovations/startups to increase the technical capabilities of a laboratory or groups of laboratories leading to highly competitive proposals for extramural funding.

  • 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.

    (Deadline: or until the funds are exhausted)

  • 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).

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    Small Grants

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

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    UH/Baylor College of Medicine Collaborative Grants

    As part of this collaboration, a pilot grant program was designed to stimulate the development of collaborative research teams.