KU supports a variety of internal programs that provide funding or assist faculty with obtaining funding, including:
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.
The General Research Fund (GRF) is a competitive award program that provides funding for the advancement of the university's research program.
First presented in 1982, the Higuchi Awards are designed to recognize significant research achievement conducted at the University of Kansas or another Regents institution.
KU Research GO aims to expand the university’s research enterprise by supporting proposal preparation for external funding opportunities with application deadlines in the near future.
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.
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.
This program is designed to help new tenure-track faculty members accelerate their individual scholarship and assist in building a sustainable research program.
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.
This fund supports principal investigators and other key personnel for whom 100 percent effort is grant supported and who do not have other sources of non-grant funding to support proposal preparation.
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.