Innovation & Collaboration

The Chancellor’s Innovation and Collaboration Fund is aimed at further developing the university’s signature research areas and its impact as a major research institution. Grants are awarded once a year.



The fund aims to provide seed funding to support bold thinking and risk taking that can launch discovery and creativity based initiatives that advance the university’s signature research areas


Who should apply

University of Arkansas faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research including, but not limited to, the following areas:


Projects that focus on interdisciplinary discovery areas, with particular emphasis on the university’s signature research areas


Collaborative research partnerships with UAMS for health-related projects that will lead to future NIH or external funding


Projects that promote faculty and student innovation and collaboration, allowing teams to collect data or demonstrate proof of concept


Projects that promote collaborative and research-based experiential teaching and learning for undergraduate, graduate and professional students

The fund prioritizes cutting-edge ideas and collaborations and seeks to support “early stage” research that often doesn’t qualify for external funding. Faculty are encouraged to submit proposals that promote discovery through interdisciplinary efforts.


How to apply

Submissions are closed for 2020. The next round of submissions will be accepted in early 2021. Future submissions will be handled via InfoReady.

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