University Research Awards accepting applications

Applications are now open for the 2016 University Research Awards!

The award program, formerly called the Provost’s Multidisciplinary Awards, provides funding of $250,000 every year from the president and via a match by the schools for a total of $500,000 annually.

Robert L. Clark, Senior Vice President for Research, University of Rochester.

Robert L. Clark, Senior Vice President for Research.

Faculty from across the university may apply, and funding is awarded to those who are exploring new research avenues that have a high probability of being leveraged into future external funding. A review committee of faculty from across UR provides peer review of the applications, which will be based on the following criteria:

-Does the project promise to solve a problem of intellectual or scientific importance?
-Is the project well-designed and feasible, given the resources already available and the
budget and time requested?
-Are the applicants qualified to see the project to a successful conclusion?
-Does the project provide opportunity for the involvement of students?
-Is the budget request appropriate?
-Does the project clearly show how outcomes lead to external funding?

Proposals request up to $75,000 maximum, and half is obtained by the SVP for Research as a match from the home school(s) of the applicant(s) once an award is made. Review the RFP and download an application here.

Questions should be directed to Adele Coelho, Faculty Outreach Coordinator, Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Research. Completed applications should be e-mailed directly to her as well at

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