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Internal Funding & Awards

Faculty Research Day

The purpose of Faculty Research Day is to showcase and celebrate excellence in research, creativity, and scholarship by bringing together faculty from across our campus. The event is also intended to increase awareness and generate enthusiasm for scholarship among faculty as the University advances its research enterprise and its impact.

Additionally, during the event, the President’s Faculty Research Award, sponsored by our President and the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, is awarded to outstanding faculty researchers from across UA Colleges and Schools.

SEC Faculty Program

The SEC Faculty Travel Program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC universities. It gives full-time faculty members from one SEC university the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals, present lectures, conduct research, and deliver performances.

Small Grant Programs

Small Grant Program

The Research Grants Committee (RGC) reviews proposals for research grants each year from UA full-time tenured, tenured track, clinical and clinical track faculty to receive funding from the Office for Research & Economic Development (ORED) Small Grant Program in three areas:  

  • Area A – Physical and Biological Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Area B – Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Area C – Arts and Humanities

For general program information, eligibility, due dates, and how to apply, please refer to the Small Grants Program page.

Faculty Travel Grant

The Office for Research & Economic Development may provide funding to support visits with federal agencies and program officers in Washington D.C. The goal of this program is to improve the competitiveness of proposals from The University of Alabama faculty and research professionals by facilitating interaction with prospective sponsors that can provide direct funding to UA.

For general program information, eligibility, due dates, and how to apply, please refer to the Faculty Travel Grant Program page.

Conference Grant Program

The State-of-the-Art Research & Creativity Conference Grant Program sponsored by ORED, provides UA faculty the opportunity to organize a distinctive conference on UA’s campus that explores and promotes new ideas and initiatives. Priority will be given to new conferences that are

  1. designed to engage and involve both graduate and undergraduate students
  2. transformative and cross-disciplinary;
  3. seek to develop mutually beneficial research, scholarship and creative activity partnerships with other research universities, both domestic and international.

For complete program information, including eligibility and application requirements, visit the Conference Grant Program page.