Board of Regents Support Fund Programs

Each of the programs listed below has different discipline eligibility requirements, most change each year. The upcoming discipline eligibility lists are located on this document: Support Fund Discipline Eligibility. Specific fields within each discipline can be found on the Discipline Taxonomy (extracted from a Board of Regents Request for Proposal).

Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) 
NOI due date: not currently open; Proposal due date: not currently open

Purpose: Support for major scholarly and artistic productions with potential to have a broad impact on a regional and/or national level

  • RFP 
  • Biosketch
  • Current and pending support
  • Review Criteria

Reporting requirements if funded: Upon project completion – progress report

Enhancement (ENH)

Proposal due date: not currently open

Purpose: Enhance the infrastructure of academic, research or agricultural departments or units and to promote economic development.

  • RFP
  • Biosketch
  • Current and pending support
  • Narrative Outline
  • ORSP Budget Template
  • Sample Equipment Proposal Evaluation form
  • Sample Not Equipment Proposal Evaluation form

Reporting requirements if funded: June 30th – annual or final report submitted in LOGAN

Graduate Fellows/Graduate Fellowships for Teachers

Proposal due date: not currently open

Purpose:  Recruit superior graduate students to elevate performance of department/unit and to promote economic development in the state.

  • RFP
  • Graduate Fellows/Graduate Fellowships for Teachers forms
  • Sample Rating form for Graduate Fellows
  • Sample Rating form for Graduate Fellowships for Teachers

Reporting requirements if funded:

  • October 1st, first year of award – Report of Results of Recruitment Activities and Information on Students Recruited and first Status Report
  • January 31st and October 1st each year until end of award – Cumulative Status Report
  • May 30th each year until last year – Annual Progress Report
  • July 31st of last year – Final Project Report

The Status, Progress and Project reports are completed on BoR provided forms; each report also requires the completion of a provided coversheet.  The reports must be signed by institutional signatures which will be obtained by the Office of Research; the reports are mailed to BoR by the deadline.

Research and Development Programs
Industrial Ties Research Subprogram (ITRS) and Research Competitiveness (RCS)

ITRS - NOI due date: not currently open; Proposal due date: not currently open

RCS - NOI due date: not currently open; Proposal due date: not currently open

Purpose: RCS - build and strengthen the fundamental research base and competitiveness of Louisiana's universities; ITRS - fund proposals with significant potential for development and diversification of Louisiana's economic base.

  • RFP
  • ITRS Sample Evaluation Forms
  • RCS Sample Evaluation forms
  • Biosketch
  • Current and pending support

 Reporting requirements if funded (both ITRS and RCS): June 30th – annual and/or final report submitted in LOGAN