Faculty Grants

University Funding Opportunities

University Research Council (URC) Grants

Research Grants

URC Research Grants fund faculty research across the disciplines to conduct preliminary studies, the results of which will be used to seek external funding, and to enable completion of scholarly works.

Travel Grants

URC Travel Grants fund travel to conferences held outside the continental United States, the cost of which is not normally covered by regular budgets (use research grant proposal format for non-conference travel).

SMU Ford Fellowships

The Office of the Provost administers these awards on the basis of recommendations from the University Research Council. Supported by a generous contribution from SMU Trustee Gerald J. Ford, these competitive research awards help the University retain and reward outstanding scholars. The Ford Research Fellowships provide stipends of $15,000 for up to four faculty members.

External Funding Opportunities 

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Faculty Fellowships and Awards

SMU's Office of National Fellowships and Awards helps faculty to apply or be nominated for awards which are from sources external to the University and which are awarded to individuals.