Internal Funding Opportunities

The University of Tulsa provides significant internal funding to support and encourage research and scholarship at the university. These programs are intended to enhance the ability of TU faculty to compete for external funding for their research or creative work, and/or lead to publication or juried exhibition. Internally funded programs also provide opportunities for students to become involved in research or creative projects under the guidance of faculty mentors and to make presentations at professional meetings.

A variety of internally funded opportunities are offered through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs:




Size of Grant

Faculty Development Summer FellowshipAll full-time faculty Preference: junior facultyOctober 15 to the Collegiate DeanOne month summer salary and up to $1,000 research support grant
Faculty Travel With External SupportFaculty with ongoing, externally sponsored researchNo deadline (ongoing)Domestic airfare up to $1,000; International airfare up to $1,500
Faculty Research GrantAll full-time faculty, visiting faculty & research associatesTwice per year; November 1 and April 1Maximum of $4,000 per year
Interdisciplinary Project Grant ProgramAll full-time facultyMay 22, 2020 (future dates to be determined)Level 1 – Under $10K
Level 2 – $10,000 to $14,999
Level 3 - $15,000 to $20,000
Up to 2-year periods
Faculty Publications, Juried Exhibitions and SubventionsAll full-time facultyNo deadline (ongoing)Up to $2,000 per peer-reviewed publication or juried exhibition; Up to $4,000 per subvention
Student Research GrantUndergraduate and graduate studentsThird Friday of classes in Fall and Spring semesters; First Friday in May for Summer termUp to $500 per grant, cap of $1,000 per degree program (PhD: up to $1,000; $2,000 cap)
Student Travel Funds to Assist with Professional PresentationsUndergraduate and graduate studentsNo deadline (ongoing)Undergraduate students up to $400, Master’s and Ph.D. students up to $600, per degree program
Graduate School Chapman Graduate Scholar Presentation AwardsGraduate studentsSecond week of classesUp to $1,000, Ph.D. up to $1,500; per degree program