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.

This program was formerly known as the Biomedical Research Innovation Program and the STEM Research Innovation Program.
Small Awards Program
Provides one grant of up to $1,000 per academic year to support research and scholarship activities. More Info.

Questions regarding these programs should be sent to

Last Updated: 8/11/20