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SBSRI Grants and Professorships

Apply for SBSRI funding through our Grant Application System (GAS)

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 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.

UPDATED GUIDELINES NOW POSTED! Please see the updated and revised Guidelines for SBSRI's AY2020-2021 Competition. Please do not use old guidelines as there are several major changes to application requirements. 

Leveraging Grants

SBSRI has limited funds for Leveraging Grants. These $2,000-maximum grants are to help prospective faculty PIs with activities that have a clear return on SBS's investment. Leveraging Grants support the development of proposals in response to external funding mechanisms. Leveraging Grants cannot be used to leverage additional internal grants funded through sponsors such as the Office of Research, Innovation, and Impact, the Haury Foundation, or the Confluencenter. Leveraging Grants can be completed in GAS 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. For current guidelines, click here.

EXTENDED Deadline for AY2020-2021 SBSRI Small Grants Funding Competition: by 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 1, 2021.

Faculty Small Grants

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. 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 updated guidelines for further information, including eligibility requirements.

Research Professorships

Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 Research Professorships: Research Professorship applications typically are only offered during the Fall competition cycle. Due to this AY’s consolidated competition, SBSRI is accepting applications during this cycle. This award releases the recipient from one course to conduct research. Awards are contingent on needs of the applicant's unit, so the unit head/director must sign off on the application. The first item in GAS, which you will see before clicking on any sub-components of the proposal, asks for the head/director's name in order to solicit that agreement. 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.

Dissertation Research Grants

Up to $2,000 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. GIDP students should contact Beth Stahmer to determine eligibility. See guidelines for further information.

Pre-doctoral Research Grants

Up to $500 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.

Reports

All awardees must report on their expenditures and activities via a Qualtrics report after the end of the funding period.

Questions

If you have any questions about SBSRI's funding contact Beth Stahmer,  Director SBSRI, before submitting a proposal or a report.

 

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Us

SBSRI Office

Douglass Suite 101
1100 University Blvd.
PO Box 210076
Tucson, AZ  85721-0076

(520) 621-1135

Staff

Director
Elizabeth Stahmer, M.S.
520-621-1135
 
Manager, Grants and Contracts
520-621-2977
 
GRA
Rachel Rosenbaum, M.A.