Internal funding

The KU Office of Research offers a variety of internal award programs that support the research, scholarship and creative activity of faculty and staff.
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Provides up to $750 annually in support of off-campus travel by eligible faculty or staff for face-to-face meetings with potential funding agency officials. Such meetings can lead to future success in obtaining grants.

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The General Research Fund (GRF) is a competitive award program that provides funding for the advancement of the university's research program.

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First presented in 1982, the Higuchi Awards are designed to recognize significant research achievement conducted at the University of Kansas or another Regents institution.

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This fund — generously supported by KU Endowment — will empower members of our research and creative community as they apply their expertise to profound and persistent challenges related to attaining the goal of racial equity. Racial equity is generally defined as a state where race no longer determines one’s ability to thrive because systemic barriers to quality housing, education, employment, health care, public safety and other needs have been removed.

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These awards are intended to recognize the numerous contributions of unclassified professional staff and postdoctoral researchers to the research mission of KU, honoring outstanding individuals who have had a tangible impact in the research labs and projects in which they work.

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This award program is open to all Lawrence campus faculty and professional staff in every field of study and provides assistance to investigators to develop proposals for prestigious interdisciplinary research centers or projects.

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This program is designed to help new tenure-track faculty members accelerate their individual scholarship and assist in building a sustainable research program.

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Open to all principal investigators in every field of study, this program aims to help researchers obtain quality feedback on their grant applications prior to submission to an external funding agency, to strengthen the merits of the proposal and to improve the likelihood of acceptance for funding.

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This fund supports principal investigators and other key personnel for whom 100% effort is grant supported and who do not have other sources of non-grant funding to support proposal preparation.

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Thanks to the support of KU Endowment, Research Rising will launch a series of major new research initiatives aligned with strategic research priorities. The goal is to build high-profile, interdisciplinary, multi-investigator projects that are poised to be competitive for significant federal funding opportunities, and for the University of Kansas to achieve national preeminence in several particularly significant subject of inquiry.

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Established in 2006, this award honors outstanding unclassified academic staff researchers whose work has had significant influence in their field and has expanded intellectual or societal insights.

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