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 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).

External funding opportunities 

Access databases to search for grants, fellowships and awards or schedule a research consultation, find your subject librarian or request additional database resources.

Faculty fellowships and awards

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