Research and Sponsored Programs

University Research Funding Opportunities (URFO) Programs

To be eligible, the PI must be a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty member at UToledo and must be on campus during the full academic year of the award. Faculty on 12-month appointments are eligible for the Research Awards and Fellowship Program but cannot receive salary support.
Archaeological Research endowment fund

Provides up to $2,000 (determined each year offered) to offset the cost of archaeological research. More Info. This program is not offered every year.

dearce-koch memorial endowment fund in support of medical research & development

Provides up to $25,000 for medical research and development projects. More Info.

interdisciplinary research initiation award program

Provides up to $50,000 to support groups of at least four faculty from at least two academic departments in beginning a major new interdisciplinary research project. More Info.

publication subvention program

Provides up to $1,700 to support to publication of a scholarly manuscript by an academic press. More Info.

research awards & fellowships program

Provides up to $20,000 for summer research projects. More Info.

research innovation program

Provides up to $50,000 for high-impact, innovation STEM or biomedical research proposals that have the potential to change the direction of a particular area of study. More Info.

small awards program

Provides one grant of up to $1,000 per academic year to support research and scholarship activities. More Info.

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Last Updated: 9/28/22