Faculty Seed Funding

University Grant Programs for Faculty, Graduate Students and Undergraduate Students

Benevolent Association Research and Creative Activity Grant

The University at Albany Benevolent Association provides funding for a competitive award to support graduate research.

Eligible Applicants    Graduate Students 
Award Amount    Up to $500 
Fall Application Period    8/20/2018 - 10/1/2018 
Spring Application Period    12/1/2018 - 2/4/2019 
Fall Award Period    Expenses incurred 1/1/2019-4/30/2019 
Spring Award Period    Expenses incurred 5/1/2019-12/31/2019 

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Budget Worksheet
Benevolent Final Report for awards received prior to Fall 2018

2017/2018 Benevolent Guidelines

Pre-Award & Compliance Services
Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Additional Graduate Student Research Funding Opportunities
Research and Professional Development Grants
Graduate Student Funding Opportunities and Proposal Resources
Graduate Student Support - College of Arts and Sciences
External Funding Opportunities

Conference Support Award

The University at Albany Conference Support Award is designed to fund the direct costs of the conference.

Eligible Applicants    UAlbany Faculty 
    Faculty Mentor on behalf of a Graduate Student 
Award Amount    Up to $2,500 
Fall Application Period    8/20/2018 - 10/1/2018 
Spring Application Period    12/1/2018 - 2/4/2019 
Fall Award Period    1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019 
Spring Award Period    5/1/2019 - 4/30/2020

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Budget Worksheet
Conference Final Report for awards received prior to Fall 2018

2017/2018 Conference Support Award Guidelines

Faculty Research Award Program Category A (FRAP-A)

The University at Albany Faculty Research Awards Program (FRAP) provides seed funding for research and creative activities. FRAP-A awards are intended to stimulate new research that has the potential for subsequent external support.

Eligible Applicants    UAlbany Faculty 
Award Amount    $4,000 - $10,000 
Application Period    8/20/2018 - 10/1/2018 
Award Period    5/1/2019 - 4/30/2021 

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Budget Worksheet
FRAP-A Endorsement Form (signed and uploaded by the Dean’s office)
FRAP Final Report for FRAP Awards received prior to Fall 2018

2017/2018 FRAP Guidelines

Pre-Award & Compliance Services
Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Faculty Research Award Program Category B (FRAP-B)

The University at Albany Faculty Research Awards Program (FRAP) provides seed funding for research and creative activities in the form of two separate and distinct grants-in-aid. FRAP-B awards support more modest research efforts that have potential for external funding or projects for which it is difficult to find external funding, but are of significance to the discipline.

Eligible Applicants    Faculty 
Award Amount    $1,000 - $4,000 
Application Period    12/1/2018 - 3/4/2019 
Award Period    5/1/2019 - 4/30/2019 

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Budget Worksheet
FRAP-B Endorsement Form (signed and uploaded by the Dean’s office)
FRAP Final Report for FRAP Awards received prior to Fall 2018

2017/2018 FRAP Guidelines

Pre-Award & Compliance Services
Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Grenander Award for Non-Animal Methodologies in Research, Testing and Education

The Grenander Award for Non-Animal Methodologies in Research, Testing and Education is intended to educate through scientific discourse, new developments and the underlying moral philosophy establishing the groundwork for the rights of non-human animals and to advance the practical implementation of non-animal models to serve this purpose.

Eligible Applicants    Faculty 
    Graduate Students with Faculty Support 
    Post-doctoral Fellow with Faculty Support 
Award Amount    Up to $20,000 
Application Period    8/20/2018 - 10/1/2018 
Award Period 5/1/2019 - 4/30/2021

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Budget Worksheet

2017/2018 Grenander Guidelines

Pre-Award & Compliance Services
Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Journal Support Award

The University at Albany Journal Support Award is available to members of the UAlbany community on a competitive basis to provide editorial support.

Eligible Applicants    Faculty 
    Faculty Mentor on behalf of a Graduate Student 
Award Amount    Up to $2,500 
Fall Application Period    8/20/2018 - 10/1/2018 
Spring Application Period    12/1/2018 - 2/4/2019 
Award Period (Fall Recipients)    Mid-January 2019 - Mid January 2022 
Award Period (Spring Recipients)    5/1/2019 - 4/30/2022 

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Budget Worksheet
Journal Final Report for Journal Awards received prior to Fall 2018

2017/2018 Journal Support Award Guidelines

Undergraduate Student Research Endowed Fellowships

The University at Albany Foundation Undergraduate Student Research Endowed Fellowship program is designed to foster a research experience by providing a measure of financial support to meet research-related expenses.

Eligible Applicants                                  Students cannot apply for this award directly; eligible students must have their faculty mentor/project supervisor submit the nomination packet. 
Award Amount    $150 - $50
Nomination Period    12/1/2018 - 2/4/2019  
Award Period    For Research Conducted in the Spring 2019 Semester 

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Budget worksheet

2017/2018 Undergraduate Student Research Endowed Fellowship Guidelines

Additional Undergraduate Student Funding Opportunities
Situation Interactive Prize for Experience Research (REU)
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Initiatives for Women (IFW)
The University at Albany Foundation