Internal Funding Opportunities

Central Research Development Fund

Funding opportunities available within the University of Pittsburgh community include the Small Grants Program Central Research Development Fund - Small Grants Program which accepts applications each spring and makes awards each summer and fall. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research makes funds available to support research conducted by faculty members, particularly junior faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh. The amount allocated to any one program is comparatively small and the duration of support is limited to two years.

More information:  CRDF

Supplement opportunity for FY 15 CRDF Program from the Center for Industry Studies

In order to encourage research collaboration between social scientists and engineers at the University of Pittsburgh, the Center for Industry Studies is now offering research grants up to $8,000 to supplement awards made by the Central Research Development Fund (CRDF) - FY 2015 Small Grants Program. To be eligible for this supplement, proposals must be successful in receiving a CRDF Small Grant and must include substantial research collaboration between social scientists and engineers. No additional application materials are required. All proposals that meet the above criteria will be considered for Center for Industry Studies supplements. Contact Mike Deal (, if you have any questions regarding these supplemental grants.

The broader mission of the Center for Industry Studies is to promote collaboration that brings together scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines and schools in order to advance research concerning modern industry.  The Center encourages a field-based approach to academic research, as a way to help direct scholars to the most challenging and relevant problems confronted by business firms, non-profit organizations, and policy makers. Visit for more information about industry studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

Other Selected University Programs

University Center for International Studies Faculty Grants

Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences Funding

MIDAS National Center of Excellence - Pilot Research Grant Program