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Funding Resources

UChicago's unique intellectual environment is made possible because of its firm commitment to free and open inquiry.  Propelled by rigorous debate and cross-disciplinary collaboration, faculty produce ideas that matter and enrich human life together with collaborators from around the world.

Faculty Grants by Location

Campus in Hong Kong

Center in DelhI

Center in Beijing

Center in Paris

Latin America

Office of Research and National Laboratories

RNL Funding Page

The Office of Research and National Laboratories works to provide UChicago researchers and scholars with guidance, resources and central administrative support for their pursuit of new knowledge and novel solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

University Research Administration

URA Funding Page

URA provides support for projects at the University of Chicago in the areas of sponsored programs, research compliance, and eRA, Training, and Analytics.

Research Technical Assistance Center

USAID's Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) is now accepting applications from all University-affiliated researchers (US, non-US, etc.). You can view the application here.

RTAC serves as a strategic resource to USAID, leveraging the expertise of the world’s leading academic researchers to provide research, training, and technical assistance to USAID offices across the globe. The RTAC Research Network brings together experts in agriculture, crisis and conflict, economic growth, trade, education, environment, gender equality, health, and human rights to advance development solutions. To be eligible, a researcher must be affiliated with an academic institution and hold expertise in at least one of the technical sectors and countries in which USAID works. Researchers that join the RTAC Research Network have access to short-term funding for USAID global development research and many other professional opportunities and resources. Qualified applicants should complete an online application at the RTAC application portal.

Internal Funding Opportunities

Pearson Institute's Research and Innovation Fund

Each year, The Pearson Institute's Research and Innovation Fund provides grants to University of Chicago faculty and PhD students conducting research on global conflict. Studies must be rooted in innovative, data-driven research that seeks to understand and reduce global conflict and demonstrates policy impact. Please visit The Pearson Institute's website to download application instructions and materials. The 2019-2020 grant cycle deadline for proposals is December 15, 2019.

Faculty Fellowship Research

The Center for International Social Science Research (CISSR) provides up to $25,000 for faculty research projects at any stage of development. Funds may be used for a wide range of research-related activities, including field and archival research, purchasing data, research assistance, hosting a visiting collaborator on a short-term basis, or organizing a conference to plan and publish a special issue or edited volume. CISSR also provides administrative and outreach support. Outreach support includes the production of multimedia content that can be used to promote the Fellows and their projects through various platforms. CISSR financial support cannot be used by University of Chicago faculty for course releases, academic leave, or summer salary.

UChicago Center for Global Health Summer Research Fellowship Program

The University of Chicago Center for Global Health now invites applications from University faculty for seed funding for global health research projects, broadly construed. Our goal is to promote global health research and scholarship throughout the University. Allowable expenses include travel, research assistants, materials and supplies, formation of local community advisory boards, and any other research related activities. University of Chicago faculty in any discipline or unit are welcome to apply. A faculty member wishing to participate in the upcoming CGH 2020 Summer Research Fellowship Program, whose application incorporates a mentorship component, may include two to three separately funded fellowship positions for undergraduate, graduate, and/or medical students. Applications must specify how the student Fellows will contribute to the research activities at that global heath field site for a period of 10-12 weeks.

CGH provides up to $10,000 for faculty research projects at any state of development.

Application Deadline: April 10, 2020

Selection Guidelines: Priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate:

  • Superior qualifications of the candidate, including productivity and potential for success in global health research
  • A novel research strategy with potential for impact and synergy with other research
  • Involvement of students and trainees
  • Inclusion of women and minorities

Proposal Requirements: To apply, please submit an application (maximum: two pages) with the following components:

  • Title/project name
  • Contact information of the PI
  • Affiliated investigators
  • Aims and objectives
  • Study questions (if appropriate)
  • Project description
  • Role of CGH 2020 Summer Research Fellows (if applicable)
  • Budget

For more information, please contact CGH Assistant Director for Communications and Outreach, Dr. Susan Duncan, at sduncan@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu.