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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.

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)

Chancellor’s Technology Bridging Fund

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

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).

Small Grants

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

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.

Equipment Grants

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

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: January 17, 2020, 5 p.m.)

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- February 3, 2020, 5 p.m.)

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: March 2, 2020, 5 p.m.)

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: through September 30, 2020 or until the funds are exhausted)

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.