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
Special Inititiave to Promote Scholarly Activity in the Humanities
As part of the Year of the Humanities at Pitt, the Provost’s Office announces a special initiative to support significant and innovative scholarship in the humanities and creative arts. Individual or groups of T/TS faculty at all ranks in the Humanities at Pitt are invited to submit proposals for new scholarly projects or to advance existing efforts. Joint proposals with faculty outside the Humanities will be considered if a Humanities faculty member(s) is the lead scholar(s). Faculty members may apply for funds through this initiative and through the Central Research Development Fund in the same year for different research projects or extensions of the same project. Please note that requests by faculty members in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences to fund conferences in support of faculty scholarship may be more appropriately directed to the Faculty Research and Scholarship Program (FRSP) in the Dietrich School.
More information: Humanities Special Initiative
Other Selected University Programs
University Center for International Studies Faculty Grants