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Office for Research & Economic Development



The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. We recognize the importance of national and international faculty awards. The Office for Research & Economic Development has created a list of all faculty awards considered “highly prestigious” and “prestigious” by the National Research Council (NRC). Individual faculty, departments, and colleges are encouraged to actively nominate members for appropriate awards.


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. To learn more, please visit the Faculty Research Day page.


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. Visit the SEC Faculty Program page to learn more.


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.