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Internal Funding for Faculty

The Office of Research Development offers several opportunities and resources for faculty to find funding for their research and research related endeavors. The ORD manages internal awards for faculty, assists with external funding searches, and provides support and resources for researchers seeking grants.


2017-2018 FERA Recipient GuIDE

 USE OF FUNDS- PurchasE  Request

As of August 1, 2017 all purchase requests, reimbursements, or check requisitions for approved budget items must now be submitted online using this form. If you have already submitted any items prior to this report they will be processed and any subsequent items must use the online form.

*Any computing equipment such as hardware, software, or services must request a quote from Jack Rogers at jack@uiwtx.edu before submitting the Purchase Order request. Please see the technology purchasing policy at http://www.uiw.edu/ird/faculty-staff/purchasing-instructions.html


Submit a Purchase Order Request Form


These funds are to be used only for the purposes stated in the proposal and budget. It is understood that these funds will be used for such purposes substantially in accordance with the approved budget. It is also understood that no substantial variances, including the time of expenditures, will be made from the approved budget without the Office of Research and Graduate Studies’ (ORGS) prior approval in writing.

In general, FERA recipients are allowed a certain degree of latitude to re-budget within and between budget categories to meet unanticipated needs and to make other types of post-award changes. Written approval is required for budget modifications. Recipients shall immediately notify the Sponsored Projects Coordinator of developments that have a significant impact on the award-supported activities. Also, notification shall be given in the case of problems, delays, or adverse conditions which materially impair the ability to meet the objectives of the award. This notification shall include a statement of action taken or contemplated, and any assistance needed to resolve the situation.

Budget Modifications must be submitted using the ORGS approved budget template.




The Faculty Internal Awards call for proposals will open in January 2018. Award guidelines will be posted in late November 2017. 


The Faculty Endowment Research Award was established to provide limited support for new and ongoing faculty research projects. The award is considered “seed money” for research, in that the project should lead to further funding from external sources if continued support is needed and normally available in this area of research.  


The Faculty Workload Reassignment Award was established to provide full-time faculty the opportunity to seek reassignment of workload responsibilities (25% time) in support of individual research and scholarship objectives relevant to their personal growth or to pursue special projects relevant to their departments or college/schools. Awards are granted for either the Fall or Spring semester. Twelve one-semester workload reassignments will be awarded as part of the annual competition.


The Faculty Graduate Research Assistantship Award was established to provide faculty with research assistance for their scholarly endeavors leading to publication and to provide institutional financial support to graduate students within the context of a mentored research experience. The award is made for the Fall and Spring semesters.



 For more information contact:

Dr. Trinidad Macias

Sponsored Projects Coordinator

(210) 805-2539