Research and Sponsored Programs

URFO Small Awards Program

Applications Accepted at Any Time - E-mail submission only!

The URFO Small Awards Program provides up to $1,000 per academic year to tenured and tenure-track faculty members to support research and scholarship activities.  The Program provides limited funds when other sources of funds, such as faculty start-up funds, departmental funds, grant funds, are not available. Funds are expected to be expended within six months of award. A total of $20,000 is available to support this program for the 2018-19 academic year.  Scanned forms must be submitted to urfo@utoledo.edu.

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Eligibility

  • All tenured and tenure-track faculty
  • Request must be for future, not past activity

Examples of Activities Eligible for Support

  • Assistance in bringing a visiting scholar to campus to discuss research or research collaboration
  • Support for a small research conference or workshop
  • Travel to a national laboratory, university, government office, and/or foundation to explore research project funding
  • Travel to a collection in support of research or scholarship activities
  • Support to purchase a database or other materials needed for a research project

Examples of Activities NOT Eligible for Support

  • Page charges for an article or manuscript
  • Purchase of office furniture and supplies
  • Food and beverages - with exception of a research conference or workshop of 20 attendees or greater
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Clothing and personal items
  • Laptop computers, tablets or handheld electronic devices
Last Updated: 8/24/18