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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 Pre-Clinical Grant Program

The Lied Pre-Clinical 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 $35,000 for one (1) year. A competitive renewal process is required for a possible second year of funding.

Clinical Research Pilot Grant

The objective of the Clinical Research Pilot Grant program is to promote research development in high-priority areas that will compete successfully for external funding. Special emphasis is on projects that focus on the science of translation, and those that stimulate collaborative team science.

Up to $35,000 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

Kansas City Consortium on Musculoskeletal Diseases

The Executive Committee for the Kansas City Consortium on Musculoskeletal Diseases (KCMD) is pleased to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Neuromuscular/Musculoskeletal Research Grants to be submitted to the KCMD for funding consideration. Funding for this grant program is provided by the member institutions. Background, Scope, Eligibility, Review Criteria, Application Procedures, the Review Process, and submission instructions are provided below.

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

Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute

* The Pilot and Collaborative Studies Funding Program
* Western States Collaborative Pilot

Faculty Programs

From the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration

Faculty Travel Awards (3 times/year)
Qualified faculty members of the University of Kansas Medical Center Kansas City, Wichita, and Salina campuses may apply for the award to support transportation only. Due to the high number of applications, domestic travel is prioritized.
The purpose of the faculty travel award program is to foster faculty development through dissemination of research carried out at KUMC.

Faculty Research Day and Research Awards

Save the date - October 17, 2019, KUMC Faculty Research Day

Last modified: Jun 28, 2019