Royalty Research Fund (RRF)

Closing Date

This is to announce the Autumn 2018 round of the Royalty Research Fund (RRF). Proposals are due on Monday, September 30, by 5:00 PM.

The purpose of the Royalty Research Fund (RRF) is to advance new directions in research, particularly:

  1. in disciplines for which external funding opportunities are minimal, and/or
  2. for faculty who are junior in rank, and/or
  3. in cases where funding may provide unique opportunities to increase applicants’ competitiveness for subsequent funding.

Proposals must demonstrate a high probability of generating important new creative activities or scholarly understandings, new scholarly materials or resources, significant data or information, or essential instrumentation resources that are likely to significantly advance the reputation of the university, lead to external funding, or lead to developing a new technology. (Note: RRF proposals must support faculty development; this fund is not intended to support independent research projects undertaken by graduate students and/or post-doctorates.)

Faculty and professional staff with PI status (as determined by their dean) are eligible to apply; those with acting, affiliate, or visiting appointments may not apply. Eligible faculty ranks include (but are not limited to): Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Research Professor, Research Associate Professor, and Research Assistant Professor. A co-PI must also hold one of the eligible ranks. All applicants must hold an eligible rank at the time of submission and the appointment must be active in Workday. If you have already received an RRF award, you are not eligible to apply again for a period of two years after the previous RRF award was formally terminated and the final report received. RRF Scholar applicants (those requesting one quarter of release time from teaching) must teach at least four regular and substantial courses per year; independent study and dissertation supervision are not included.

Awards will be announced by January 15, 2020.

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