General Research Fund Competition

Fiscal Year 2022

The General Research Fund is a competitive award program that provides funding for the advancement of the university's research program. The Office of Research provides funds to each school or college and assists in the administration of these funds. The Vice Chancellor for Research has delegated to each entity the responsibility for awarding these funds. Each entity determines proposal criteria and has its own review committee, application process, and submission deadline. The Faculty Senate Research Committee is responsible for reviewing reports submitted by each school or college outlining the progress each entity has made in meeting its research goals. The allocation of funds to all entities for the following three-year period will be determined by this review.

Each faculty member on the Lawrence campus is eligible to submit one GRF proposal to his or her school or college as the principal investigator. Awards are based on the merit of the proposal, which includes the scholarly excellence of the proposal, as well as its benefit to the university and to the individual researcher. Each entity may add additional proposal criteria as they deem appropriate. All funds are awarded for a one-year period (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022) and may be used for summer salary, student or GRA salary, supplies and travel. The State of Kansas does not allow payment of tuition with these funds.

GRF Guidelines (PDF) and GRF Handbook (PDF) are available for research administrators and PIs to use in managing their GRF award. If you have any questions regarding GRF funding, please contact Kelly Baysinger,

In the table below you will find the contact and submission information for each entity. Please contact the applicable entity for detailed application information.

College/School Contact Information Submission Deadline

School of Architecture & Design

Mahbub Rashid

Patti Baker

March 5, 2021

School of Business

Charly Edmonds

Jan. 22, 2021

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

• SOTA • Behavioral • Humanities • Life, Physical &  Social Sciences

Tamara Falicov

See College GRF website

School of Education & Human Sciences

Lisa Wolf-Wendel

Dina Evans

Feb. 22, 2021

School of Engineering

Candan Tamerler

Heather Abernathy

Feb. 19, 2021

School of Journalism & Mass Communications

Chuck Marsh

Feb. 14, 2021

School of Law

Jessica Brown

Feb. 26, 2021


Carmen Orth-Alfie

Feb. 19, 2021

School of Music

Terri Morris

Feb. 1, 2021

School of Pharmacy

Michael Wolfe

Feb. 12, 2021

School of Social Welfare

Elenor Crangle

Feb. 14, 2021