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University Funding Opportunities

In order to respond rapidly to emerging opportunities, the Provost’s Office has established the ARPA-H Strategic Initiative Seed Fund for Rice faculty to apply for new collaborative research seed funding for up to $50,000 with TMC partners. 

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Rice University’s Arts Initiatives Fund (AIF) supports experimentation and collaboration in creativity and the arts across the entire campus.

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With the understanding that face-to-face interactions and discussions facilitate the development of new international partnerships, the Awards for International Collaboration (AIC) aims to support travel-related expenses necessary for faculty members to catalyze or deepen ties with partner institutions of strategic significance to a department, School, or the University.

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The University Committee on Teaching administers a grant from the Brown Foundation for the purpose of fostering excellence in undergraduate teaching at Rice.

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Each year, CERCL (Center for Engaged Research & Collaborative Learning) accepts proposals for grants not to exceed $2,000 to encourage new courses or the update of existing courses in line with the goals of the Center.

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Consistent with its core mission and in solidarity with Rice for Black Life and the various other forms of resistance across the globe, the Center for Engaged Research & Collaborative Learning (CERCL) is accepting proposals for grants up to $3,000 to assist with Rice’s continuing effort to counter anti-black racism and push for a more just society as central elements of its teaching, research, and leadership strategies.

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Rice University’s Conference and Workshop Development Fund fosters the development of conferences and workshops that enhance the reputation and quality of scholarship across the University.

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Rice University’s Consulting Services for Big Centers Proposal Development Fund promotes research or academic partnerships led by a Rice faculty team in pursuit of a new center or multi-institutional programming in response to a federal agency initiative. Selected proposals will be awarded with consulting services arranged through the Office of Research to facilitate the development of a big center proposal, such as an Engineering Research Center (ERC), NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), or Science and Technology Center (STC).

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De Lange Conferences spotlight timely, significant themes of wide interest. A budget of up to $150,000 is available for a multi-disciplinary conference capable of attracting a broad audience within the university, as well as wider participation at the local, regional, and/or national levels.

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The purpose of the Doerr Institute's Leader Development Innovation Awards is to encourage and support faculty contributions to the development of students' capacity to lead across the University, through innovative teaching, curricular innovations, and relevant research.

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