Internal Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs supports faculty research through internally-funded awards. 

RCA Award

Research and Creative Activity Awards are offered in the Fall and Winter semesters of each academic year. Requests for funding are reviewed by a campus-wide faculty Research and Creative Activity Committee (RCAC). The Office of Research staff oversees the submission process and the management of successful applications.  Other units at the University of Michigan-Flint provide support for pedagogy or engaged learning projects.  Apply online via InfoReady Review.

The next competition will be in the Winter of 2020.  Applications are due Friday, March 6, 2020.  


Bryer Foundation

The Office of Institutional Advancement and Office of Research manage the Dr. Ben F. Bryer Foundation Medical Research Fund.  The Fund was established by the family of Ben F. Bryer to encourage and support the medical research endeavors of University of Michigan-Flint faculty.  This research fund honors the accomplishments of Ben Bryer, surgeon, scientist, educator, author, and humanist, in his pursuit of medical knowledge.  Funding is available, on an application basis, to full-time faculty of the University of Michigan-Flint to provide support for medical and biomedical research, with a priority given to research related to cancer. The call for proposals normally occurs twice per academic year, at the same time as the Research and Creative Activity Committee competition.  

The next competition for the Bryer Fund will be in the winter of 2020.  Applications are due March 6, 2020.


International Travel Awards for Tenured or Tenure-track Faculty

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) has limited funding to assist faculty with their international travel each year.  Support for international travel is intended for faculty who are presenting their scholarly and creative works at an international conference or acting as a session organizer/chair. 

International travel grants are awarded on a competitive basis and the number of awards will depend upon the number and amounts of requests and available funding.  The Office of Research will provide up to $1,500, contingent upon the provision of matching funds of equal or greater value from the faculty member's home department.  Awards are typically offered in the fall and winter terms, and decisions made by the Research and Creative Activities Committee during its RCA review meetings in November and March.  Faculty who are planning travel in the late winter or early spring should plan to apply in the fall cycle.  Faculty planning to travel in the summer or early fall, should plan to apply in the winter cycle.

Applications via UM Flint's competition space, at InfoReady, umflint.infoready4.comCompetitions will only appear in InfoReady when they go live.