University Facilitating Fund


The goal of the University Facilitating Fund is to foster the creation of new research projects and scholarly activities that encourage application to externally funded opportunities, bring external recognition to the PI and university and/or demonstrate significant impact to the field of which it belongs.

  • In disciplines where external funding is available, (e.g., science and engineering), the potential for UFF activities to lead to external funding will be the primary factor in review.
  • In disciplines where external funding sources are limited (e.g., arts and humanities), the scholarly merits of the program or project will be weighted heavily.
    • Emphasis will be placed on junior investigators or on investigators who are submitting an application in a new research area, therefore continuation of previous work maybe prioritized accordingly.

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To be eligible, faculty must be:

  1. Regular full-time University faculty, including Research faculty serving as PI (as defined by the Faculty Code) who are continuing in service at the University the following academic year.
  2. PI must be in a school other than Law School, SMHS or GWSPH. Faculty members in the Law School, SMHS and the GWSPH cannot serve as the PI but may be listed as an investigator.


Deadlines for the upcoming competition have been scheduled:

  • Full Proposal Due: Thursday, December 3, 2020 by 5:00 PM via InfoReady

All required documents for the UFF competition can also be found in the InfoReady portal. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about the submission process or supporting documentation. Please include "UFF" in the subject line of your email.

Frequently Asked Questions can be accessed here.