Internal Funding for Research and Scholarship

University Grant Programs for Faculty and Students


Apply for the following 2022-2023 opportunities via the Division for Research and Economic Development Internal Awards application portal


Benevolent Association Research and Creative Activity Grant

The University at Albany Benevolent Association provides funding for a competitive award to support graduate students in the pursuit of thesis and dissertation research.

Eligible Applicants  Graduate Students
Award Amount  Up to $500 
Fall Application Period  8/25/2022 - 10/2/2022
Spring Application Period 12/2/2022 - 1/29/2023 
Fall Award Period Expenses incurred 1/1/2023-4/30/2023 
Spring Award Period  Expenses incurred 5/1/2023-12/31/2023


Faculty Research Award Program (FRAP)

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 awards.

Faculty Research Award Program - Category A (FRAP-A)

FRAP-A awards are intended to stimulate new research that has the potential for and expectation of subsequent external support.

Eligible Applicants Faculty
Award Amount  $4,000 - $10,000 [+$5,000*] 
Application Period 8/25/2022 - 10/2/2022 
Award Period 5/1/2023 - 10/30/2024

*If the FRAP-A applicant’s Chair, College/School and/or other UAlbany unit provides financial support, an additional equal amount up to $5,000 may be awarded, raising the maximum award to $15,000.  

Faculty Research Award Program - Category B (FRAP-B)

FRAP-B awards support 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  1/9/2023 - 2/26/2023 
Award Period 5/1/2023 - 10/30/2024 


Conference Support Awards 

Conference Awards support new research conferences organized and/or endorsed by UAlbany faculty. Conferences must be held at UAlbany and/or in the immediate Capital District area.

Eligible Applicants  Faculty
Award Amount  Up to $2,500
Application Period  8/25/2022 - 10/2/2022
Award Period  1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023


Journal Support Awards

Journal Awards provide initial funding to launch a new journal in one of the University’s strategic areas of research and scholarship.

Eligible Applicants Faculty
Award Amount Up to $2,500
Application Period 8/25/2022 - 10/2/2022
Award Period 1/1/2023 - 6/30/2024


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 promote through scientific discourse the moral philosophy of establishing the groundwork for the rights of non-human animals and to advance the practical implementation of non-animal models. As a result of this awareness, it is hoped that scientific inquiry, testing and education which traditionally depended on animal research, will be diverted toward computer simulations, cell and tissue research, and other non-invasive field observations.

Eligible Applicants Faculty, Active Junior Researchers
Award Amount Up to $20,000
Application Period 8/25/2022 - 10/2/2022
Award Period 5/1/2023 - 10/30/2024


For information on other graduate and undergraduate student funding opportunities, visit:

The Graduate School

Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (CURCE)