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Grants to Enhance and Advance Research

The Grants to Enhance and Advance Research (GEAR) program is designed to increase and diversify research funding at the University of Houston. Funds for this program are derived from the indirect costs (IDC) of funded research awards.  The GEAR program seeks bold new ideas, showing clear evidence of high likelihood of securing extramural grant funding in the short term and viability as a research program in the long-term.

Only proposals that meet this purpose will be considered and reviewed. The GEAR program is not a supplement to currently funded research projects or to new faculty startup funds. Faculty members with current funding who are developing new areas of research are encouraged to apply provided they can demonstrate a clear distinction between the proposed research and their currently funded research lines.

Pre-proposals are due to colleges on Monday, November 9, 2020 before 5:00 p.m. Central Time; Full proposals are due to the DOR by Monday, February 1, 2021 before 5:00 p.m. Central Time.

No proposals will be accepted after the deadline.

FY20* GEAR Allocations

*(Number of Slots for FY21 will be updated by early October)

College FY20
Architecture 1
Art 1
Business 1
Education 2
Engineering 6
Law 1
Medicine 1
Nursing 1
Optometry 2
Pharmacy 2
Social Work 2
Technology 2
Total 32