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The University of Oklahoma and the College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of internal financial resources for faculty and research staff. Please click below for more information.

A generous and accomplished alumnus of the College of Arts and Sciences made a gift to create an endowed lecture program to bring distinguished OU alumni back to the college. When fully funded, the endowment will provide more than $12,500 in available funds each year.

This program should be very valuable to departments in the college, both from the standpoint of bringing invigorating speakers who will enhance the intellectual and cultural life of the college, but also by providing departments with opportunities to recognize and involve their successful alumni.

All units of the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible to submit proposals to bring a distinguished speaker to campus. The speaker should be of sufficient stature or interest to attract a diverse audience to his/her public lecture.

There are two models to be used for the Adams Lecture Program:

  • Adams Professor for a Day – This model can be utilized for less formal presentations, where a speaker would speak in classes or to student groups.
  • Adams Lecturer – This model can be utilized for a formal presentation to students, faculty and the university community, in addition to speaking to classes.

The funds can be used to pay for travel expenses, local accommodations, publicity, receptions, meals, etc.

The fund will not pay for honoraria.

All publicity and other information regarding the programs should refer to the “Dr. T.W. Adams Distinguished Alumni Lecture Program.” When appropriate, the following biography should be utilized in publicity and introductions.

Dr. T.W. Adams earned two advanced degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma and was a noted author and expert on the country of Cyprus. He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service after a diverse career in government service and business. He resided in Washington, D.C. and in 2004, he funded an endowment to support the lecture program that carries his name.

  1. Complete the T.W. Adams Funding Request Form.
  2. Check the boxes for either Professor for a Day or Lecturer.
  3. Attach a one-two page narrative stating the purpose and benefits of the funding to the applicant.
  4. Submit the printed T.W. Adams Funding Request Form and supporting documentation to the academic unit’s chair/director for approval.
  5. Submit the printed signed original of the TW Adams Funding Request Form and supporting documentation to:
    College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office
    Ellison Hall, 633 Elm Avenue
    Attention: Sharon Alexander
  6. The academic unit will submit a request for reimbursement via email to Ashley Killgore, Director of Academic Unit Financial Support, attaching the approved TW Adams Funding Request Form. CAS will reimburse for only the actual expenditures up to the approved amount for the approved dates. Approved funds will be available to each unit for a maximum of six months after the event/project.

For more information, contact Sharon Alexander at (405) 325-6201 or salexander82@ou.edu.

Applications must be submitted to the CAS Dean’s Office no later than 30 days prior to the event/project. No retroactive requests will be approved.

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a limited number of summer fellowships to tenure-track or term faculty. The stipend amount is currently $7,000, similar to the Vice President of Research/Junior Faculty Research Council Award. An eligible faculty member should apply for, and accept, the Research Council grant if it is offered. A faculty member receiving the CAS JFSF award is expected to commit to the research described in their proposal and refrain from teaching during the summer. In circumstances in which summer teaching cannot be avoided due to a documented departmental need, the faculty will not be able to receive the award as a salary stipend but only as a research and creative activity support fund.Other research, projects or teaching commitments etc. should be scheduled accordingly.

Any tenure-track or renewable term faculty member in the College as of the deadline is eligible to submit a proposal for this competition. However, if you are eligible for the Research Council’s Junior Faculty Research Program, you must apply to that program in order to be eligible for the College program. If you are not successful in applying to the Research Council program, forward your proposal to the College of Arts and Sciences to be entered in its review process. If you are not eligible to apply for the VPR/Research Council grant, submit your application directly to the College of Arts and Sciences.

There is a limit of two such college awards per faculty member over their years of eligibility. If you have won awards in the past, but have since switched to a tenure-track position, please notify Cassie Zaccarelli (cassiezacc@ou.edu) Also, one condition of accepting a Junior Faculty Summer Fellowship is that the faculty member agrees to remain with the University of Oklahoma for at least one academic year after the summer of the award.

An eligible faculty member should apply for, and accept, the Research Council grant if it is offered. Those who have applied to the Research Council and are not funded may simply forward their JFF application to the Dean's office via email (cassiezacc@ou.edu). A limited amount of time to modify the original proposal to enhance its prospects for college funding is allowed.

Those ineligible to apply for Research Council fellowships should use the College application forms (which are very similar to the Research Council forms) provided above. It is mandatory that proposals are written in language that can be understood by faculty and students outside your field. Avoid jargon as much as possible. Line spacing must not be smaller than 1.5 lines, font size must be at least 11 points, and 1” margins must be used. All parts of the application must be typed.

Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document to Cassie Zaccarelli at CassieZacc@ou.edu. The following materials should be submitted:

  1. Application Cover Sheet
  2. Abstract (no more than 250 words)
  3. Project Description (5-page limit) – a proposal which describes the research plan and how this plan relates to the applicant’s research development goals. This is the same format as the Research Council guideline.
  4. Career Impact Statement (1-page limit)
  5. Budget and Justification (1-page limit)
  6. Current Curriculum Vitae (no page limit)
  7. Letter of endorsement from the department chair/director. This letter must identify what additional support services (i.e., secretarial director, research assistant, laboratory equipment, supplies) the department will provide.
  8. Description of plans for review from IRB, IACUC, etc., if appropriate.

The Research Council competition application deadline is January 9, 2019.

The deadline for receipt of Junior Faculty Summer Research proposals in the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office is March 13, 2019.

If college funding is awarded, a final report (no more than two pages) specifying the outcome of the project or activity must be submitted to Cassie Zaccarelli CassieZacc@ou.edu, September 1 of the same calendar year.

Proposals will be evaluated and rated by the A&S Support of Teaching and Research Committee, which makes its recommendations to the Dean. The Support of Teaching and Research Committee is an elected committee whose membership (faculty plus student representatives) changes somewhat from year to year, and its views about priorities will vary accordingly in light of changes in membership. Based on past committee evaluations of proposals submitted, we suggest that your chances for being funded increase if you follow the application procedures outlined above. The College of Arts and Sciences will announce its awards after the announcement of the Research Council awards, with time for subsequent College of Arts and Sciences decisions. Applications that are received without a letter of endorsement from the department chair will not be considered.

Examples of successful proposals are available in the Dean's office in Ellison Hall room 310. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Associate Dean Georgia Kosmopoulou in the Dean's office at 325-4645 or georgiak@ou.edu.

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a limited number of summer fellowships to regular faculty holding positions at the level of associate professor. The stipend amount is currently $7,500. A faculty member receiving this award is expected to commit to the research described in their proposal and refrain from teaching during the summer. In circumstances in which summer teaching cannot be avoided due to a documented departmental need, the faculty will not be able to receive the award as a salary stipend but only as a research and creative activity support fund. Other research, projects or teaching commitments etc. should be scheduled accordingly.

All faculty members in the College who are Associate or Full Professors at the time of the deadline date are eligible to apply for the Senior Faculty Summer Fellowship, provided they have not received the maximum number of awards within the given time period. Eligible individuals may win awards in consecutive years, but there is a 2 award maximum every 6 years, beginning the year of the initial award. Once the 6 year period has elapsed, the faculty member is again eligible.

One condition of accepting a Senior Faculty Summer Fellowship is that the faculty member agrees to remain with the University of Oklahoma for at least one academic year after the summer of the award. We strongly encourage recipients not to teach in the summer of their fellowship, except when permission has been granted by the Dean.

The application is submitted directly to the college using the college application forms. It is mandatory that proposals are written in language that can be understood by faculty and students outside your field. Avoid jargon as much as possible. Line spacing must not be smaller than 1.5 lines, font size must be at least 11 points, and 1" margins must be used. All parts of the application must be typed. Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document to Cassie Zaccarelli at CassieZacc@ou.edu. The following materials should be submitted:

  1. Application Cover Sheet
  2. Abstract (no more than 250 words)
  3. Project Description (5-page limit) - a proposal which describes the research plan and how this plan relates to the applicant’s research development goals. This is the same format as the Research Council guideline.
  4. Career Impact Statement (1-page limit)
  5. Budget and Justification (1-page limit)
  6. Current Curriculum Vitae (no page limit)
  7. Letter of endorsement from the department chair/director. This letter must identify what additional support services (i.e., secretarial director, research assistant, laboratory equipment, supplies) the department will provide.
  8. Description of plans for review from IRB, IACUC, etc., if appropriate.

The deadline for receipt of Senior Faculty Summer Research proposals in the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office is March 13, 2019. If college funding is awarded, a final report (no more than two pages) specifying the outcome of the project or activity must be submitted to Cassie Zaccarelli, CassieZacc@ou.edu, September 1 of the same calendar year.

Proposals will be evaluated and rated by the CAS Support of Teaching and Research Committee, which makes its recommendations to the Dean. The Support of Teaching and Research Committee is an elected committee whose membership (faculty plus student representatives) changes somewhat from year to year, and its views about priorities will vary accordingly in light of changes in membership. Based on past committee evaluations of proposals submitted, we suggest that your chances for being funded increase if you follow the application procedures outlined above. Applications that are received without a letter of endorsement from the department chair will not be considered.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Associate Dean Georgia Kosmopoulou in the Dean's office at 325-4645 or georgiak@ou.edu.

The College of Arts and Sciences Information Technology (CAS IT) Committee invites proposals from individual faculty or units for instructional technology needs. Funds for this program are drawn from the Arts and Sciences student technology fee. Proposed projects must be course or student oriented. Particular consideration will be given to those proposals that impact larger numbers of students, although this is not a requirement for funding.

All academic units and all regular full-time faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply.

Proposals should be addressed to Bruce Mason, bmason@ou.edu, chair of the Information Technology Committee, and it is suggested that the projects be discussed with members of the committee before the submission of a proposal. We prefer that they be submitted electronically in MS Word, HTML, or PDF format, although others will be accepted.

We request that grant award recipients submit a report to the committee outlining how students have benefited from the grant during or after the completion of the project. These can also be emailed to Bruce Mason at bmason@ou.edu.

Proposals may be submitted at any time. The committee will review the proposals during each monthly meeting.

The Norman Campus has established a subvention funding program (for typesetting, printing, editing, translation, cover art, recording, mixing and distribution) that consists of an equal four-way split of costs among the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Vice President for Research (VPR), the associated academic department, and the associated college. This program is appropriate only when the publisher requires subvention funding and when the publication venue is of high stature/quality. The maximum funding provided is $6,000 (from all sources combined), and eligibility is limited to regular tenured or tenure track faculty of all ranks, as well as research faculty and ranked renewable term faculty. Instructors, lecturers, adjunct faculty, visiting faculty, research personnel funded from external grants and contracts, and students are not eligible for this particular program.

Procedures for Applying

Faculty members should forward their award notification to the financial staff member in his/her department, who will also work with them to process the payment for the subvention. Once the subvention payment posts to the department’s financial statement, the financial staff member will request 25% funding from VPR, Provost and CAS Dean. To request funding from the dean’s office you may simply email a copy of your financial statement highlighting the subvention charge to Cari Harris, copying Michelle Jacob. The dean’s office will process a transfer of funding, sending the department a copy of the transfer form for their records.

Vice President for Research

  • Competitive College Investment Fund (CCIF) and University Strategic Organizations (USO) – interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary projects and programs
  • Research Equipment & Project Matching Program
  • Reprint Purchases / Page Charges
  • George Lynn Cross Research Professor Program
  • Sponsored Research Incentive (SRI) Program

Research Council

  • PI Research Investment Program
  • Arts & Humanities and Creative Activity Program
  • Over $1,200 Requests
  • Small Grant Program
  • Junior Faculty Research Program
  • Potentially Transformative Research Program
  • Book Publication Subvention Program
  • Funded Research Council Proposals

Vice President and Provost

  • President's Retired Faculty Funds
  • President's Undergraduate Dream Courses
  • Presidential International Travel Fellowships
  • Faculty Fellowship Program for Big 12 Universities

Faculty Senate – Faculty Development Awards

Staff Senate – Staff Professional Development Awards

External

There are a number of external funding sources available. You may access federal funding opportunities by visiting 

You may browse over fellowship opportunities for the Humanities at: 

You may also subscribe to Federal Agency funding alerts and notices choosing specific areas of interest in STEM. These include:


Within the National Institute of Health there are tools available to identify which programs provide the best fit for your work. These are: