Internal Funding Opportunities

Select Internal Funding Opportunities


Center/Department Opportunity Anticipated Deadline
Becker Friedman Institute Data Acquisition Grants
Acquisition, management, and maintenance of data sets for research projects in economics
January 20, 2023
The Big Ideas Generator BIG Seed Funding Program
Workshops, exploratory research, and research intensive projects in any field of scholarly inquiry
Spring 2023
Center for Health Administration Studies Faculty Seed Grants
Health services and policy research
April 2023
Center for International Social Science Research Faculty Research
Empirical, international research across the social sciences
December 1, 2022
Center for International Social Science Research Faculty Publications
Empirical, international research across the social science
Center in Paris—International Institute of Research in Paris Faculty Grants
Collaborative initiatives, events, and research projects with a significant component in Paris
March 3, 2023
Chapin Hall Joint Research Fund
Research partnerships to promote the wellbeing of children and families
January 2023 (letter of intent)
March 2023 (full application)
Council on Advanced Studies Workshop or Study Group
Interdisciplinary workshops for faculty and students
April 2023
Data Science Institute Research Funding
Funding for early-stage, transformative data science research; multiple programs,  including Discovery Challenge, Discovery Grant, and seed funding related to Data & Democracy Initiative
Late Autumn 2022
France Chicago Center France Chicago Center’s mission is to facilitate, promote, and foster stronger ties between University of Chicago students and researchers and their colleagues in France, while increasing awareness within the University of Chicago community of French culture, art, and thought. $500: Rolling
$500–$2,000: 4x per year (submit on or before first Wednesday of the quarter)
$2,001–$5,000: April 21, 2023
Institute on the Formation of Knowledge Faculty Research Grants
Two-year research grants focused on knowledge formation; research should be conducted in collaboration with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other faculty
Spring 2023
Institute on the Formation of Knowledge Faculty Seed Grants
One-year grants focused on knowledge formation including, but not limited to, IFK’s 2022–24 research theme of knowledge in diaspora
Spring 2023
Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation Long programs, workshops, interdisciplinary research clusters, and research collaboration workshops involving the mathematical sciences and related to IMSI’s themes of climate science, data & information, health care & medicine, materials science, quantum computing & information, and uncertainty quantification
Two cycles:
1) March 15
2) September 15
Institute for Translational Medicine Pilot Awards
Translational health research that is novel, innovative, and/or multidisciplinary
September 30, 2022
(letter of intent)
April 21, 2023 (full application)
Kiphart Center Proposals to respond to global challenges to promote the health and well-being of vulnerable populations around the world. January 31, 2023
Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Proposals
Focused on the systemic study of how cities work, grow, and develop to advance more sustainable and equitable urban futures
Quarterly; October 1, 2022; January 5, 2023; April 1, 2023; July 1, 2023
Neubauer Collegium Faculty Research
Interdisciplinary collaborative research and visiting fellow projects informed by a humanistic perspective
October 20, 2022
Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts Research and Innovation Fund
Innovative, data-driven research focused on understanding and reducing global conflict and on public policy impact
December 16, 2022
Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation George Shultz Innovation Fund
Helps turn research into useful applications and profitable ventures
October 14, 2022
Spring 2023
Social Sciences Research Center Faculty Seed Grants
One- to two-year seed grants to faculty in SSD intended to support early or novel stage research, with a special focus on research projects that exceed the boundaries of any one discipline
January 25, 2023
UChicago Center in Hong Kong Yuen Research Grants
Research projects in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area of mainland China that examine areas of particular interest to the region.
October 1, 2022
December 1, 2022
March 1, 2023
June 1, 2023
Provost’s Global Faculty Awards:
Center in Beijing
Center in Delhi
Center in Hong Kong
Latin America
Provost’s Global Faculty Awards
Conferences, events, research with a collaborative element in mainland China, Hong Kong and East Asia, South Asia, and Latin America
March 3, 2023
Women’s Board Grants Fund
Faculty research, student life, arts and cultural institutions and community outreach efforts
January 2023