To promote and encourage faculty research and external funding of that research, the University Research Committee is charged with the responsibility of distributing funds for the support of scholarly research projects.
All full-time faculty members at Baylor University regardless of academic rank may apply to the Committee for financial assistance in conducting research projects. However, visiting faculty and adjunct faculty are not eligible.
Faculty members who received funding in the first round of FY 2014 URC funding are not eligible to apply for the fall round.
This year, the URC will accept submissions for a second round of URC funding. Proposals for the second round of funding are due by noon on Oct. 23, 2013.
Proposals for funding in FY '15 (June 1, 2014-May 31, 2015) are due by noon on Feb. 19, 2014.
LEVELS OF FUNDING
Small Grant Program: Up to $4,500 may be requested under the small grant program.
Mid-range Grant Program: Awards ranging in amounts of $4,501-$7,500 are also available. The submission of an actual external proposal within one year of the project's ending date is an additional requirement of this award.
FORMS AND GUIDELINES
If you have questions about program guidelines, please contact Blake Thomas, research project manager, ( x3153), or you may contact the committee chair, Kevin Pinney (x4117)
To submit an application to the URC, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs Coordinator assigned to your academic unit to obtain access to the online application form and to begin the proposal submission process.
Final Report Form
Investigators who receive funding under the URC small or mid-range grant programs must submit a final report within 90 days of the end of their project period.