Funding: State Agencies
Most state funding to UNO is received from the Board of Regents (BoR).
Other State Agencies which have awarded funds to UNO
Local Agencies which have awarded funds to UNO
- Jefferson Parish
- Jefferson Parish Public Schools
- St. Charles Parish Public Schools
- St Tammany Parish Ofc of Homeland
- City of Kenner
- The Port of New Orleans
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
PENDING NEW RFP
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
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
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
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.
PENDING NEW RFP