Funding Appropriations and Guidelines


As of Feb. 23, 2022

We are working behind the scenes to make the application of funding not only easier but something that will be applied to your faculty profile! This allows you to demonstrate your awarded grants within the same place where your faculty credentials are housed.

As we migrate to the other system, while it is being built for us, we will be temporarily stopping awards for grant submissions until June 2022. However, that does not mean that you cannot still apply for the various awards. What will happen is that your desire to apply will be held in queue until our other system is built. What this will do for you is allow you the opportunity to be in line to try the new system once it's up and running.

We ask for your patience during the interim. You can follow the  link provided here to submit for the desired award.


Again, this only puts you in queue for the new system. It does not mean that you will be awarded based on the submission. Once the new system is up and running, we can then proceed with those who submit as test applicants in the new system and evaluate the applications at that time.

Infoready, the system you may have used previously for applying for grants, will be retired beginning in  February and no longer used for awards.


Funding Appropriations and Guidelines  

All funding is per fiscal year (for research grants and fellowships) or per event (for awards). Awards (exception: Faculty Honorarium) are per publication/presentation, not per author.   Research submitted for awards must be included in the submitter’s faculty profile to be considered. *Funding that designates "By Invitation Only" means that you should approach any of the research center chairs for insight on research that best aligns per the category of grant/funding being sought before submitting.


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

Funding Program 


Award Amount   

What is Funded 

All active faculty (by application) 

Up to $1,000 

Research proposed, currently engaged or near completion, with preference given to research that focuses on areas of public interest, ideally in collaboration with other institutions, or develops or leverages industry relationships that benefit the University and our students. 


**Application and awards-IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOVE


Teaching & Learning (Discipline based) Fellowship 

All active faculty (by invitation only) 

Up to $5,000 

This fellowship opportunity is by invitation only and requires solicitation and approval by designated chair from one of the 3 primary reserach centers. The fellowship is awarded for projects that further teaching and learning at the University of Phoenix, with preference in the following areas: adult learning, lifetime learning, student success, upskilling and career advancement through education. 

Externship potentials will be considered for this fellowship.  Special preference will be given to projects that involve collaboration with other UoPX colleges, external partners, and/or students. This award has now been subsumed under the project award and in the future is by invitation only by a respective center chair.


**Application and awards-IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOVE


Project-based Research Fellowships 

(By Center) 

All active faculty (by invitation only) 


This fellowship opportunity is by invitation only and requires solicitation and approval by designated chair from one of the 3 primary reserach centers. Research Fellowships are awards reserved for project-specific goals per center needs to engage research practices that are active and pragmatic.  Fellowships are awarded for research that has determined and effective end results and produces enhanced learning, better practices or innovation. These fellowships are completed within a UoPX College of Doctoral Studies (CDS) research center under the guidance of the research chair who manages the center.  


**Application and awards-IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOVE


All active faculty (by application)  

Up to 200 per event ie- TQR=up to 200 (depending on number of approved applications), limited to named top-tiered conferences. 

Peer-reviewed research conference presentation at eligible conferences: APA, AERA, TQR, ILA , AOM, AECT 


The American Educational Research Association

Award is per presentation, not per author.  Must apply for award before conference and after presentation has been accepted.  Funds disbursed after verification of conference presentation. By submitting, faculty who are also staff confirm they have not also been reimbursed for conference expenses via expense report.


**Application and awards-IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOVE


Note: Awards for conferences held and attended virtually will not exceed $300 ($200 if presented without a student).


All active faculty (by application 

after publication) 

Up to $300, contingent on participants.   


Peer-review publications, contributions to edited industry-specific journals (subject to review), and edited books (subject to review).   

  • $200 for faculty only 

  • $300 for faculty publishing with students or alumni 


**Application and awards-IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOVE


All active faculty (by application) 

$200.  Award is per author. 

All forms of faculty scholarship (excluding works within vanity and predatory publications), typically published or presented.  This award is independent of other 

awards/funding a scholar may receive from CDS.  


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