SBSRI Funding

Competition Applications (2024-2025)

Please check back soon for updated Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 deadlines, updated Competition Guidelines, and live links to applications, accessible via SBS's Arizona Cultivate microsite.

Proposals must be linked to the applicant’s name and official UArizona email address. Please use your NetID to log into the system.

  • Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 Deadlines TBD. 

Apply to SBSRI Competitions

Funding Competitions

SBSRI offers the following awards for faculty and students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. All are subject to funding availability, and all expenditures are handled through the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in accordance with University policies and procedures.

It is the Principal Investigator's (PI's) responsibility to learn about those policies and follow those procedures. Unit business managers can help, as can SBSRI staff. If you receive an award, you must credit SBSRI as you disseminate your research.

SBSRI Competition Guidelines

SBSRI has limited funds for Leveraging Grants. These $3,000-maximum grants have a clear return on SBS's investment and connect to or support SBS's Strategic Plan. Leveraging Grants cannot be used to leverage additional internal grants funded through sponsors such as the Office of Research, Innovation, and Impact, the UArizona Library, or the Confluencenter.

Leveraging Grants can be completed in Arizona Cultivate anytime; the reviews and decisions are usually ready within two weeks of submission. Multiple collaborators within SBS cannot receive Leveraging Grant funds for the same project and individual PIs can receive only one Leveraging Grant from SBSRI in a one-year period.

Leveraging Grants guidelines

Faculty Small Grants provide up to $5,000 of funds for research projects, including seed money for research that could lead to external grants and fellowships, or standalone projects that can be completed with a small grant. Faculty Small Grants connect to or support SBS's Strategic Plan. Allowable expenses include research-related travel, subject payment, supplies, short-term research assistance, small equipment, and computers and related equipment. These grants do not support the PI’s living expenses, publication costs, faculty supplemental compensation, conference-related registration fees and/or travel expenses. See guidelines for further information, including eligibility requirements.

Fall 2025 or Spring 2026 Research Professorships: Research Professorship applications are only offered once annually during the Fall competition cycle. The application for this mechanism will open prior to the Fall 2024 submission deadline. This award releases the recipient from one course to conduct research which connects to or supports SBS's Strategic Plan. Awards are contingent on needs of the applicant's unit, so the unit head/director must provide an approval letter for the application. This application has no budget component. Applicants cannot have a teaching release during the year of the proposed Research Professorship and cannot have held a Research Professorship within the previous five years. See guidelines for further information, including eligibility requirements.

Up to $3,000 for graduate students who have advanced to PhD candidacy and who require funding to conduct their dissertation research. Allowable expenses include research-related travel, subject payment, supplies, small equipment, and computers and related equipment. These grants do not support publication costs, student/PI supplemental compensation, living expenses, conference-related registration fees and/or travel expenses. Students may be awarded only one Dissertation Research Grant; prior awardees are not eligible. Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (GIDP) students should contact Beth Stahmer to determine eligibility. See guidelines for further information.

Up to $600 for PhD and Master's level research activities. Allowable expenses include research-related travel, subject payment, supplies, small equipment, and computers and related equipment. These grants do not support publication costs, student/PI supplemental compensation, living expenses, conference-related registration fees and/or travel expenses. Students may be awarded only one Pre-doctoral Research Grant; prior awardees are not eligible. GIDP students should contact Beth Stahmer to determine eligibility. See guidelines for further information.

 

Award Expenses and Activity Reporting

All applicants receiving awards must report on their expenditures and activities via a final report in Arizona Cultivate after the end of the funding period.

Questions

If you have any questions about SBSRI's funding contact Beth Stahmer, Director SBSRI (estahmer@arizona.edu), before submitting a proposal or a report.