Faculty Research Support Funds

All faculty members are invited to submit research proposals for the Faculty Research Support Funds (FRSF) competition by 5 p.m. on the following FY19 funding cycle dates:

  • September 17, 2018 (Monday)
  • March 22, 2019 (Friday)

FRSF Funding Notes

  • Faculty salaries for summer and academic semesters are NOT currently being funded.
  • Research travel budgets must reflect the State of Texas or US General Services Administration approved rates for meal/lodging per diem.
  • The maximum FRSF proposal funding ranges from $5,000 - $6,000.
  • Refer to the FRSF Policies and Procedures for FRSF funding information.
  • Complete the FRSF Proposal Cover Page and include with your proposal.
  • Review the Hints for FRSF Proposals and the FRSF Tips and Suggestions for great tips and information to include.

FRSF Policy

FRSF Process

1. Request Dean's Support 

  • Send one email, with the completed FRSF proposal, all proposal materials and CV attached, to the dean of the faculty member's college requesting project support.
  • Allow the dean ample time to review the proposal and materials. The dean may have alternate/earlier deadlines in place for reviewing FRSF proposals so please contact your dean's office for more information.
  • Copy the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), sponsoredprograms@uhcl.edu, on this email. (A copy to the dean's administrative assistant is also strongly advised.)

2. Completed Submission

  • The dean's support email should be sent to OSP, sponsoredprograms@uhcl.edu, by 5 p.m. on the last day of the FRSF cycle.
  • The dean's support will be electronically acknowledged by OSP.
  • The submission process is now complete!

3. Proposals Review

  • OSP will send the proposal, CV, and dean's support to the FRSF committee member for review and consideration.
  • FRSF committee members will review and rate the proposal using the FRSF Review Form.
  • The committee will meet after the deadline to discuss the proposals and make funding recommendations to the provost.
  • Faculty will be emailed about their proposal's status after the committee meeting and will receive copies of the reviewer ratings/comment forms.

Final Report Reminder: A final report from a previous award(s) must be received by OSP and all previous awards reconciled before a new FRSF proposal is eligible for review. UHCL Policy states that final reports are due 90 days from the end date of a FRSF award.

  • Sponsored Programs

    Phone: 281-283-3015
    Fax: 281-283-2143

    Bayou Building, 2531
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 44
    Houston, TX 77058-1002