Funding Eligibility

Funding Eligibility

October 2018: Important Note

Due to the recent volume of applications and our needs to address some functional opportunities to accommodate our growth, the Office of Scholarship Support has for the immediate time-being, suspended taking all applications for research and research grants at this time. This includes: general research grants and the Teaching and Learning Fellowship Grant. As we move forward, we will be looking at how we evolve this component and other structures to meet the needs of our constituents and the university's goals. A special word of thanks to all of our researchers who continue to engage in various ways to share information about their research projects. Your efforts to engage with peers in your field is greatly appreciated.

Please check back on this page for any additional announcements or updates pertaining to the suspension of applications. 


We do NOT award for items published in journals that are considered predatory or vanity presses. To learn more about these types of publications, please review the articles below before submitting.

·         How to Identify a Predatory Publisher

·         Understanding Vanity Presses

Eligibility Matrix

One of the most frequently asked questions regarding scholarship funding centers on who is eligible to apply for each program. The chart below details the eligible group(s) for each award.

Funding Program

 Audience It Supports

   Max Award Amount  

What is Funded

General Research Grant

All active UOPX faculty

Up to $5000

Research proposal

Teaching & Learning Fellowship

All active faculty

Up to $10,000

Research proposal

Research Fellowships

All active faculty affiliated with a research center (URC)


Research proposal + other requires per URC

Faculty Honorarium

All active faculty

$200 (after 01/01/19)

All forms of faculty scholarship, typically published or presented

SAS Presentation Award (“Research Presentation Award”)

Active SAS faculty, SAS students, SAS Alumni

$500-$1500 depending on the rigor of conference

Peer-reviewed research conference presentation

Scholarship Presentation Award

Staff and active, non-SAS faculty

$500-1000 depending on the rigor of sponsor

All types of scholarship presentations

Dissertation of the Year Award

SAS students $500 Student dissertation research



Per the UOPX Faculty Handbook, active faculty are defined as having taught within the last 6 months and are current on all required trainings and/or certifications.   

Review our Funding FAQs to learn more about who can receive funding, when to expect disbursement, and more.

For more information and application eligibility, please contact the Office of Scholarship Support at