Research Grants Committee (RGC)

The Research Grants Committee, through the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED), accepts proposals for RGC research grants each year from full-time tenured, tenured track, clinical and clinical track UA faculty. The proposal submission window for 2016 funding will be November 20 – December 21, 2015. All proposals must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. December 21, 2015.

The RGC will have three (3) funding Levels across three (3) funding Areas.

RGC Areas:
Area A- Physical and Biological Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering
Area B- Social and Behavioral Sciences
Area C- Arts and Humanities

Only one proposal, as PI or co-PI, will be considered for funding per investigator during any proposal submission period.

Former grant recipients are ineligible (as either PI or co-PI) for the same or lower Level award for three (3) years following the expiration of either a Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 award. RGC grants awarded prior to 2015 (i.e., 2014 and before) are the equivalent of a Level 1 (Standard RGC Project) award.

Details of the procedures, priorities and restrictions used by the Research Grants Committee in awarding research funds are detailed in the RGC Instructional Manual.


For more information, please contact Angie Shotts at 348-8070,