Funding Opportunities

Funding for New Initiatives

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WEES may be able to provide startup funding to establish new interdisciplinary research initiatives at the University of Arizona.

STATUS: Not currently accepting proposals

Research grants

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WEES annually funds small ($50K maximum) grants for faculty research projects.

STATUS: OPEN. Proposals for FY15 grants are due February 24, 2014.

Seminar speaker grants

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WEES annually offers competitive grants to bring exceptional seminar speakers to campus.

STATUS: Open as long as budget is available.

Workshop grants

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WEES annually offers competitive grants to help fund campus-sponsored workshops as training/outreach events or for large proposal development. 

STATUS: Open as long as budget is available.


Equipment/Infrastructure Grants

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WEES periodically offers competitive grants to help fund the purchase of field or laboratory equipment or infrastructure.

STATUS: No opportunities currently available.

Cost Shares/Supplemental Assistantships

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Each year, WEES has limited funding available to provide funding matches in bigger grant proposals and graduate student assistantships for proposals not allowing match.

STATUS: OPEN. Requests accepted at any time; submit at least 15 business days before response is needed. No more funding available for spending in FY2013; requests should be for FY2014 and beyond.

Proposal Support

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WEES offers limited support for developing full proposals that have passed the pre-proposal stage or are for renewals of existing successful projects.

STATUS: OPEN. Requests are being accepted for FY2014 through FY2016; submit at least 15 business days before response is needed.

REN Faculty Exploratory Grants

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The REN faculty exploratory grants support original and innovative projects in areas related to renewable energy that provide research and solutions to meet future energy needs.

STATUS: Grants for FY12-FY13 research projects have been awarded.

Faculty Hiring Support

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WEES may be able to offer limited amounts of startup funds or salary to new faculty whose research is related to WEES objectives.

STATUS: OPEN. Requests are being accepted for FY2015 and FY2016; submit at least 15 business days before response is needed.