The Division of Research is pleased to announce the 2023 Faculty Opportunity Awards (FOA) Program Call for Proposals: Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Awards. Applications are invited March 1, 2023, through April 2, 2023, 11:59 pm.
The 2023 Faculty Opportunity Awards Program (FOA) is intended to help identify core interdisciplinary research teams at UNLV and increase innovative, multiple investigator research and scholarly/creative projects that are funded by extramural agencies, private foundations, or industry. This “seed funding” is designed to bolster the development of strong extramural funding proposals. Teams will involve multiple UNLV colleges/schools and can include external collaborators. FOAs will support team development for long term, sustainable research program development rather than targeting a single project. Up to $180,000 is available to support these efforts in this round of awards, thanks to the generous funding provided by the UNLV Research Foundation and the UNLV Foundation. Applications are submitted online through the 2023 FOA Portal.
The 2023 program is for interdisciplinary teams who want to develop projects yielding research, scholarship, and/or creative activities and target specified funding proposals.
The team must consist of a minimum of two collaborators consisting of a Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Principal Investigator(s) (Co-PI), representing different colleges or schools. The PI will be designated as taking the lead for receiving notices and submitting reports. The PI must meet the requirements for Principal Investigator (PI) eligibility (including faculty-in-residence). There may be an unlimited number of collaborators, but full-time faculty are expected as the core of the teams. Note: Faculty who have received a FOA award previously are eligible to participate on a team but may not serve as the PI. View historic FOA awardees at Past Awards.
Up to $35,000 maximum amount of funding per award is available to identify research teams, develop the proposal idea, identify funding source(s), and apply for grant(s) within the 24-month project performance period. Project funding is intended for an inclusive range of disciplines at UNLV and projects representing diverse disciplines (e.g., sciences, humanities, arts, education) and approaches to research/scholarship/creative activities are strongly encouraged.
July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025 (24 months).
Details on how to apply for these awards are available on the FOA webpage.