Internal Funding

University Grant Programs for Faculty and 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    8/13/2021 - 10/4/2021
Spring Application Period    12/1/2021 - 2/1/2022 
Fall Award Period    Expenses incurred 1/20/2022-4/30/2022 
Spring Award Period    Expenses incurred 5/1/2022-12/31/2022 

Office of Regulatory and Research Compliance
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 - The Graduate School


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 grants.


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

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

Eligible Applicants   Faculty
Award Amount    $4,000 - $10,000 
Application Period   8/13/2021 - 10/4/2021 
Award Period    5/1/2022 - 10/30/2023


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    1/10/2022 - 2/28/2022 
Award Period    5/1/2022 - 10/30/2023 


Information on Undergraduate Student Funding Opportunities

Visit the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (CURCE) website for information on undergraduate student funding opportunities. 


The following Research Internal Awards programs have been paused for fiscal year 2021-22: