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Internal Awards

The Division of Research is proud to offer more than $3.7 million of internal funding to support faculty research and scholarship and is providing $160,000 to support undergraduate research at UH for FY23. 

Internal Awards Timeline

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    Awards for Excellence

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

    September 9, 2022

  • Bridge

    Bridge Funds

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

    Applications can be submitted at any time

  • Equipment

    Equipment Grants

    An allocation of $125,000 is available in the current fiscal year for one round of competition. The total allocation is intended to fund up to 3 small equipment awards at up to $50,000 each.

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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.

    Pre-Proposal: Full Proposal:

  • 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.


  • Lab Grant

    Lab Renovation/
    New Lab Grant

    Supports 4-6 lab renovations/startups to increase the technical capabilities of a lab 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.

    Rolling Deadline
    Applications can be submitted at any time

  • 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.

    November 8, 2022