If funding at the state level would be appropriate for your project, the below resources might assist you.
The Louisiana Board of Regents (BoR) Office of Sponsored Programs provides more funding to University of New Orleans projects than any other state-level sponsor. For a list of other state-level sponsors, click here.
Louisiana Board of Regents (BoR)
Most state-level funding at UNO comes from the Louisiana Board of Regents (BoR). The majority of the BoR's programs fall into two categories:
- LA EPSCoR: Louisiana Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
- Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing & Materials (CIMM) Seed Funding
- Supervised Research Experiences for Undergraduates (SURE)
- LA NASA EPSCoR
- BoRSF: Board of Regents Support Fund
Visit the BoR's Grant Guide at-a-Glance page to see an overview of the BoRSF, LA EPSCoR, and other special programs. To view opening and closing dates for funding opportunities, visit their Announcements page.
How to Apply
Interested in applying for a Board of Regents grant? Visit our BoR proposal development webpage for instructions, resources, and mandatory templates!
The Board of Regents lists multiple deadlines for every program. The UNO Office of Research also maintains internal deadlines.
Please review and comply with all listed deadlines. These due dates help us submit your proposal in a timely manner.
BoR FY24 Deadlines
|Program||NOIs Due||Proposals Due|
|ITRS & PoC/P||9/11/23||10/31/23|
NASA EPSCoR FY23 Deadlines
|Program||NOIs Due||Proposals Due|
2023-2024 Webinar Recording
The Board of Regents hosted a webinar on August 29, 2023 providing general information about the variety of funding opportunities offered. The recording is available for viewing below.
For more information about applying to specific programs, visit our Board of Regents Proposal Development webpage.
Research Competitiveness Subprogram (RCS)
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/Prototyping (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.
Awards to Louisiana Artists & 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.
Departmental Enhancement is a competitive infrastructure-building component with the goal of improving the educational and research infrastructure and capacity in academic, research, and agricultural departments and units. Departmental Enhancement is available to any eligible formally recognized department or unit, and includes a Multidisciplinary component. Awards will be made for comprehensive (multi-year, multi-activity, broad-impact) projects, as well as targeted (short-term, smaller-scale) projects.
Other State & Regional Sponsors
- Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries
- Regional Planning Commission
- University of Louisiana System (ULS) Office
- Louisiana Universities (LUMCON)
- LaSPACE Grant College & Fellowship Program
- Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC)
- Dept. of Transportation & Development (DOTD)
- Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS)
- Dept. of Education
- Government Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)
- LSU Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter)
- Governor's Office of Coastal Activities
- Dept. of Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
- Dept. of Health
- Louisiana Economic Development (LED)
- Dept. of Natural Resources
- Dept. of Children & Family Services (DCFS), Office of Family Support
- Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC)
- Division of Administration (DOA)