Internal Faculty Grant Funding

The following funding opportunities have been approved by the KUMC Research Institute Board of Directors and will be administered by the KUMC Research Committee. The availability of funds is represented by surplus dollars gained by the KUMC Research Institute during any given fiscal year. One of the goals of the KUMC Research Institute is to provide those funds back to faculty members for additional peer-reviewed research. Requests for Proposals (RFPs) announcements will be conducted via broadcast e-mail as well as posted on the KUMC website. For additional program information, please access the links listed below.

ProgramDescriptionFunding Amount

Application Enhancement Awards (offered 3 times per year)

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
The objective of the Application Enhancement Award is to improve the likelihood that an application previously submitted to an external funding agency will be funded upon resubmission. These competitive awards provide short-term support to those who have submitted grants to national organizations that were approved on the basis of scientific merit, but did not receive priority scores within the funding range.  This interim funding is intended to assist investigators in obtaining data needed to enhance the success of a revised application. Up to $20,000 for one (1) year

Lied Basic Science Grant Program

The Lied Endowed Basic Science Grant program is designed to foster the development of research activity in three (3) specific areas in which there is a critical need at KU Medical Center. These areas include:

  1. The development of research among clinical investigators, particularly partnerships with established basic researchers.
  2. The development of interactive faculty research programs among two or more established investigators.
  3. The expansion of research ideas by individual faculty to new, currently unfunded activities.
Up to $20,000 for one (1) year. A competitive renewal process is required for a possible second year of funding.

Clinical Pilot Research Grant Program

The Clinical Pilot Research Grant program is a broad-base initiative to support faculty in nursing, allied health and medicine. The type of research may include, but is not limited to, outcomes, applied, translational, human populations, human specimens, and/or human subjects. Therefore, outside the area of clinical research, the particular scope will be defined by the faculty member. Up to $20,000 for one (1) year

Multidisciplinary Pilot Research Grant

The objective of the Multidisciplinary Pilot Research program is to promote multi-PI (MPI)-driven research involving research teams that bring together different disciplines in a synergistic manner to accomplish goals that would otherwise be beyond the reach of a single investigator or a more limited research team.

Up to $15,000 for one (1) year

Collaborative Research for Neuromuscular/Musculoskeletal Disorders

Kansas City Consortia on Musculoskeleta Diseases
To stimulate the development and submission of major multidisciplinary research proposals from investigators in the life sciences, including clinical research that will advance the goals of the consortia. KCMD's approach for achieving this goal is to support research development grants capable of generating critical preliminary data needed to develop competitive proposals for submission to external agencies.

Up to $50,000 for one (1) year

Start PO1 or Research Center


The objective of this RFP is to provide strategic support for faculty investigative teams to develop and refine proposals aimed at procuring programmatic grants (P01 Program Projects, P50 Specialized Programs in Research Excellence [SPORE]), center grants (P30, P20,P50, U54), and related federal and foundation grants that serve multiple investigators and benefit the institution by providing new beneficial programmatic support and/or core facilities.

Up to $15,000 for one (1) year

FrontiersThe Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

* The Pilot and Collaborative Studies Funding Program  (see the Clinical Pilot Research Grant Program)

* Western States Collaborative Pilot


Faculty Programs

From the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Administration

Faculty Travel Awards (3 times/year)

Faculty Research Day Research Awards

Last modified: Jun 27, 2017