Funding Opportunities


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:  CLOSED; no additional proposals will be accepted for FY15.

Seminar speaker grants

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

STATUS: OPEN. Requests are being accepted for FY2015.

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. Requests are being accepted for FY2015.

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, or under certain circumstances as specified on the website.

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

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 FY2016; submit at least 15 business days before response is needed.

Cost Shares/Supplemental Student Support

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Each year, WEES has limited funding available to provide student support match to bigger grant proposals (more than $250K).

STATUS: CLOSED. No further commitments for FY15 and FY16 will be made. Commitments for FY17 and beyond will be announced pending renewal of TRIF funding (expected Spring 2016). 

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.

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: Grants have been awarded for FY15. Call for proposals for FY16 will be announced in early 2015.