General Research Grant

General Research Grant


For the 2019-2020 year, the College of Doctoral Studies (CDS) will be initiating a new series of grant/award opportunities beginning in October. The Faculty Honorarium is currently still in place but other award/grant potentials are being revised at this time to better reflect the College of Doctoral Studies aspirations for revisioned research possibilities.

Please check back on this page for any additional announcements or updates pertaining to the newly revisioned award/grant possibilities. 

"Further knowledge in your discipline"

The purpose of the University of Phoenix general research grant program is to assist faculty in planning, developing and executing meaningful research. The expectation is that findings from this research will be reported in scholarly and/or professional channels.

Who is Eligible to Apply

Faculty who want to contribute research of discovery that falls outside the scope of the Teaching and Learning Research Fellowship program are eligible to apply. Differing from the Teaching and Learning Research Fellowship program, these grants are intended to support faculty members who want to contribute to scholarship that does not directly address teaching and learning, or that address teaching and learning on a smaller scale than Fellowship projects.

Funding Amounts

Faculty who are interested in undertaking discipline specific research can qualify for the following funding up to $5,000 depending on the scope of the proposed project.


Applications will be considered on methodological rigor, potential for scholarly and pedagogical contribution, as well as on practical merit.

Application Requirements

  • Up to $1,000 award: A successful proposal will represent a modest contribution to the literature, stemming from an analysis of primary data that seeks to provide a minor benefit to a selected field. Successful applicants need not demonstrate experience in the execution and publication of previous research in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Up to $5,000 award: A successful proposal will represent a substantial contribution to the literature, stemming from an analysis of primary data that seeks to extend previous research considerably. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a clear need for their proposed study, name the potential forums for publication and demonstrate previous scholarly work. Research subjects that are of particular interest should involve collaborations with co-investigators, including fellow faculty, graduate students and members of external organizations.

Submit a Proposal

Ready to submit a proposal?  Click the link below to access the application portal.  And, don't worry about time, you can save your proposal and come back to it to submit if needed.

Click here to submit a study proposal >>

As of Fall 2018, all proposals must be submitted using the UOPX grant management portal, InfoReady.  If you have not yet used this site, you will need to create an account using your faculty or staff email address. If you submit a paper application, it will be returned to you. 

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