Internal Funding Opportunities

Deadlines for Competitive Internal Grants


Internal Grant Program Proposal Due Date Award Notification on or before Project Period
Faculty RCAS (Research, Creative Activity, and Scholarship)  October 29, 2021 December 1, 2021 January 1 - June 30

I Do It Differently (I-DID)


October 4, 2021


November 15, 2021

October 29, 2021


December 3, 2021

November 1 - March 1


December 13 - April 29


Student RCAS (Research, Creative Activity, and Scholarship)



Proposals accepted anytime through December 3, 2021

 Rolling awards through

December 10, 2021

Award receipt through April 22, 2022

Provost Fellow (PROF)

April 15, 2022 TBD August, 2022 - June, 2023
Faculty Summer of Scholarship (SoS)  February 25, 2022  March 13, 2022 - TBD  April 1, 2022 - July 29, 2022


Faculty Professional Development: Virtual and Travel Grants (open - rolling)

A variety of mini-grants are available to assist with expenses related to professional development.

Faculty Professional Development


Terms and Conditions for All Internal Grant Programs

  • For all Travel Support grants, be sure to read the ORSP Travel Policy before leaving on your trip.
  • All proposals are due to (unless otherwise noted) by 5:00 p.m. EST on stated deadline date.
  • Tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible, unless otherwise noted. For Student RCAS, full- or part-time graduate and undergraduate students are eligible.
  • Awardees are responsible for abiding by JU policies and procedures for purchasing materials, hiring personnel, and requesting reimbursement for travel. Be sure to read the ORSP Travel Policy before leaving on your trip. 
  • All funds must be expended within the award period. Extensions may be considered only for the EPIC projects on a case-by-case basis. Other grant programs do not offer extensions, and no funds may be carried over into another fiscal year.
  • Funds may not be used for any faculty salaries/stipends/overloads.  EPIC /C-JU funding may not be used for student stipends/student workers.  Click here for a list of ineligible reimbursement items.
  • With the exception of the Travel Support grants, all awardees are expected to submit, at minimum, a final report indicating project outcomes. Failure to submit a final report for the Student RCAS, Faculty RCAS, and JU Collaborate will result in the faculty member not being eligible to seek internal funding for one full fiscal year after the report’s due date.
  • JU reserves the right to not issue any awards or to reduce award amounts based on its own discretion.
  • Intellectual Property and EPIC-sponsored projects: if faculty are planning a proposal that may have the potential to result in an intellectual property disclosure, patent-protection, and possible commercialization, they must contact the ORSP to discuss prior to making application to the I-DID grant program.