Board of Regents (BoR)

The Board of Regents (BoR) is UNO's largest state sponsor. The majority of BoR's programs are in two categories: EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) and Support Fund.  All of BoR's funding opportunities, as reported on the BoR website, are listed on the BoR's Funding OpportunitiesSpreadsheet.  You can also visit BoR's Grant Guide at-a-Glance page and the BoR Latest News page will provide current events information in addition to opening and closing dates for funding.

Most of the BoR programs require proposal submission through the BoR LOGAN system.  You must have an account in LOGAN in order to submit your proposal to BoR; the Office of Research cannot create the proposal for you.  The PI Login page in LOGAN has a link for new user registration to start the process.  You will be asked to complete basic information about yourself and to create a Pin.  After that, you can login and start the proposal.

Sample funded proposals can be found on the Office of Research SharePoint site.

For all BoR Questions contact your ORSP representative:

Business - Ana Barrera
Education - Burt Neal 
Engineering - Ana Barrera
Liberal Arts - Kendy Martinez
NonAcademic - Kendy Martinez          Science - Rebecca Drake

Budget Template – Reminder

The ORSP budget template will have future years fringe benefit and GA tuition increases included for you and will automatically calculate the indirect rate. Budget templates are embedded in the electronic routing form, or can be found on the Proposal Development page of the ORSP website. We highly recommend that you use the budget template.

Budget Preparation is covered in detail on the Policies and Procedures page or you can contact our office if you have questions.


Board of Regents Support Fund Programs

Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS)

The BoRSF Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) Subprogram provides support to faculty members in arts, humanities, and social sciences disciplines to complete major scholarly and artistic productions with the potential to have a broad impact on a regional, national, and/or international level. The primary focus of ATLAS is the scholarly or artistic merit of the proposed work. Projects are assessed based on their necessity, importance, originality, and likelihood to have an impact on a broad academic and/or artistic community.

Research Competitiveness Subprogram (RCS) with Pilot Funding for Research (Pfund) Component

RCS funds projects that strengthen the fundamental research base and competitiveness of Louisiana's public and private universities. The subprogram is a stimulus opportunity available to researchers who are currently not competitive for federal support but show strong potential for achieving national research competitiveness in an area funded by the federal government within a limited span of time. Research funded through RCS must make fundamental contributions to knowledge in eligible scientific and engineering disciplines rather than simply seek to apply existing knowledge.

 Industrial Ties Research Subprogram (ITRS) with Proof-of-Concept/Prototype (PoCP) Initiative

ITRS supports research efforts that show significant potential for contributing to the development and diversification of Louisiana's economy in the near term. Funded projects are required to involve significant private sector or Federal funding or, at a minimum, include a plan to leverage substantial Federal or private sector funding in the near future; and link research efforts to establishment of a new or enhancement of an existing Louisiana business or industry.

Traditional and Undergraduate Enhancement

Traditional and Undergraduate Enhancement are similar in structure and operation, both providing funds to develop the infrastructure of academic, research, or agricultural units and promote the State's economic development. All institutions are eligible to compete in Traditional Enhancement, while the Undergraduate Enhancement component limits support to campuses with two or fewer doctoral degree programs. In both subprograms, a spectrum of enhancement activities, from equipment purchases to curricular redesign, are allowed and encouraged. Most disciplines are eligible on a rotating basis. Traditional Enhancement also encompasses a special Multidisciplinary component.

Traditional Graduate Fellows

The Traditional subprogram provides fellowships at the master's and doctoral levels to promote recruitment of superior graduate students in a wide range of disciplines. Six disciplines deemed essential to Louisiana's economic development – biological sciences, chemistry, computer & information sciences, earth/environmental sciences, engineering, health/medical sciences, and physics/astronomy – are eligible each year. Other disciplines, including arts, humanities, social sciences, agriculture, business, education, and mathematics, are eligible every other year on a rotating basis.

 Board of Regents/SREB Doctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity

The Board of Regents/SREB Graduate Fellowships to Promote Diversity subprogram provides ten (10) fellowships per year statewide for support of underrepresented minority students seeking doctoral degrees. Awards are made to graduate schools or governing units for graduate education at eligible institutions, which then determine the distribution of individual fellowships among qualified departments. Each fellowship includes an academic-year stipend, membership in SREB's Doctoral Scholars Program, and participation in SREB's annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

 Speaking of Science (SoS)

The SoS program for K-16 by LA EPSCoR provides students in every type of school—urban and rural, poor and rich, public and private—exposure to the best researchers in the State.

Its purpose is to increase public awareness of exciting R&D in Louisiana, spark the interest of students in S&E professions and showcase the excellence of Louisiana's leading S&E faculty and professionals.

Speakers are available free of charge to speak to students, educators, parents, and general audiences throughout Louisiana on a variety of topics.

(Contact sponsor directly)

 Supervised Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE)

The SURE subprogram offers faculty in STEM fields the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students in research activities during the summer and/or academic year. The subprogram provides students with essential hands-on research experience, sparking their interest in STEM careers and graduate study and adding to their skills. 


 Travel Grants for Emerging Faculty (TGEF)

The TGEF program, which consists of two components (I and II), was established to assist emerging faculty (tenure track but non-tenured) in the science and engineering disciplines by providing travel funds needed to further their research and build strong collaborations.

The eligible disciplines include: biological sciences (all); mathematical & computer sciences; earth & environmental sciences (geology, oceanography, environmental); engineering (all); physical sciences (astronomy, chemistry, physics); and the social & behavioral sciences.

TGEF I provides up to $1,200 to untenured tenure-track faculty seeking to visit a federal funding agency program officer to discuss their research proposals. The award amount can be increased to $2,400 if the applicant is accompanied by an established tenured professor.

TGEF II provides up to $1,200 to untenured tenure-track faculty who have been invited to present plenary or major invited talks at national or international meetings.