Internal Funding

Internal funding opportunities are funded by Baylor University and support Baylor faculty from any academic unit in their research and related activities. The links below contain more information about each program as well as abstracts of previously funded projects.

Research Project Grants

Program Funds Available Application Deadline(s)*

University Research Committee Awards (ONE-URC)

URC awards are designed to enhance outstanding faculty research endeavors to secure external funding. Proposals are peer-reviewed by the University Research Committee.

Up to $5,000 (Standard Grants) $5,001 - $50,000 (Large Grants) March 15, 2023 (spring) - TBA (fall)

Dr. Benjamin F. Brown IV Fund for Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Scholarship (Brown Fund)

The Brown Fund supports curriculum development and research projects on issues of global significance. The program gives preference to faculty applicants engaged in interdisciplinary and collaborative curriculum development and/or research projects on such issues of global importance as collaboration and conflict among followers of various world religions, the interplay of religious beliefs/practices with civil society and political authority, the eradication of illiteracy, the impact of economic development on traditional societies and global public health. Proposals are peer-reviewed by members of the University Research Committee.

$25,000 March 15, 2023 (spring)

Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement Small Award Program (URSA)

Three separate awards are available through the URSA program to faculty who mentor undergraduate student research: URSA Small Awards, URSA Travel Awards, and URSA Equipment/Supply Awards. URSA Small Awards are awarded to faculty mentors to promote and expand research participation by undergraduate students, to engage students in the active faculty/student collaborative learning relationships necessary for success in all fields of research, and to expose students to resources and facilities that may stimulate their interest in pursuing research careers.

$5,000 See URSA website for more details

Other Research Support

Program Funds Available Application Deadline(s)*

Postdoctoral Hiring Program

Competitively awarded 3-year postdoctoral research stipends that align with one of the five signature initiatives described in Illuminate.

Salary and benefits for 22 postdoctoral researcher positions. Continuous until allocated


Contact Dr. Stacey L. Smith with questions on internal funding opportunities.
(254) 710-3252