Internal Funding

ORSP Supplement to: BOR Travel Grants for Emerging Faculty (TGEF) 
to Visit Program Managers

Faculty members, who have been awarded a BoR TGEF grant for an upcoming visit with program managers at the agency office, are eligible for this supplemental funding.  The maximum amount available to an awardee traveling to visit a funding agency is $800 per person approved in the BoR award to visit program managers.

ORSP Travel Grants for Tenured Faculty to Visit Program  (Based on BoR Travel Grants for Emerging Faculty)

Principal Investigators at UNO are eligible for an award.  Meetings with federal funding agency program officers are required to take place at the agency office, as this allows for longer, more productive meetings and additional opportunities for interaction with agency representatives. Travel to conferences or workshops at which federal agency program officers are present will not normally be considered. The maximum amount available to an awardee traveling to visit a funding agency is $2,000.

ADDITIONALLY, if you would like ORSP to invite a particular federal agency program manager to campus or to have the Vice President for Research visit the program manager, please send an email to vpresearch@uno.edu with your request.

Internal Grant Program

1. SCoRe (Stimulating Competitive Research)

A. Traditional SCoRe 

The goal of the SCoRe award is to enhance the UNO faculty’s ability to successfully compete for extramural sponsored research funding. The SCoRe award is intended as seed money for faculty to develop a new area of research activity and it is expected that a SCoRE award will result in a proposal being submitted to an external funding agency. Funding priorities include collection of preliminary data, planning and writing of grant proposals for external funding, maintenance of laboratory activities while preparing for a new area of research, and the purchase of research equipment. As a rule, the SCoRe award will not be used for on-going support of existing projects for which outside funding might reasonably be expected. Funding can be requested for graduate student support, undergraduate assistance, up to one month of PI regular salary (plus current fringe benefits rate), research supplies, travel and scientific equipment. Cap: $12,000. 

B. NCAM support of NASA Technical Area Space Technology Roadmap  

The proposal format and requirement will be the same as the Traditional SCoRe award. However, the focus must be in one of the following Technical Area Space Technology Roadmaps and the cap will be slightly larger. Cap: $15,000

 ·         TA10 Nanotechnology

·         TA11 Modeling, Simulation, Information Technology and Processing Computing

·         TA12 Materials, Structures, Mechanical Systems and Manufacturing

2. CEO (Creative Endeavor Opportunity)

The goal is to provide support for faculty to launch programs of research, scholarship, exhibition or performance that will ultimately result in increased research and creative activity on campus. Each proposal will be evaluated for its potential impact on the faculty member’s discipline, as well as its contribution to the faculty member’s development as a researcher, teacher and scholar in a specific field of knowledge. This funding could be used for as much as one month regular salary (plus current fringe benefits rate), research support, or subventions (page charges, book subventions, theatre/music/art productions) or some combination thereof. Cap: $5,000

3. SUE (Summer Undergraduate Experience) NCAM support of NASA Technical Area Space Technology Roadmap 

Individual faculty members can apply for a SUE award to propose a research or scholarly experience for four to six undergraduates, and the application will include a summary of activities with a detailed budget. In the spring, the chosen program will solicit applications from undergraduates to participate in the SUE. Depending upon the nature of the SUE, the budget could include up to one month regular salary for the PI (plus current fringe benefits rate) and a stipend for the undergraduate(s). Cap: $12,000, dependent upon number of undergraduate participants.  

The proposal focus must be in one of the following Technical Area Space Technology Roadmaps: 

·         TA10 Nanotechnology

·         TA11 Modeling, Simulation, Information Technology and Processing Computing

·         TA12 Materials, Structures, Mechanical Systems and Manufacturing

Note: This proposal package is modeled after the Board of Regents process and will be submitted on the ORSP routing form in the same manner as an external award. 

One for Three Program

For every three doctoral students funded from externally sponsored projects, the university will fund one doctoral assistantship the following fiscal year. Additional information can be found in IMD 85.004. Departments will be contacted at the beginning of the fiscal year by the Graduate School regarding the list of doctoral students funded in the prior year.

Non-ORSP Sponsored Internal Awards

Visit the Graduate School Awards website for FAQ's on Graduate Scholarships, details on the awards offered by the University of New Orleans and how to apply for them, awards and/or assistance offered by or through individual departments, and awards offered by external organizations not tied to the University.

Student Government

The Student Government website has information as well regarding funding opportunities for UNO students.