Internal Grant Competitions

Annual Funding Opportunities

The Office for Research is pleased to announce the availability of institutional grant funds for the academic year through the following programs.

Idaho State University’s internal grant competitions reflect a continued focus on providing direct funding, across various disciplines, by supporting the research and scholarly endeavors of the faculty at ISU.

Internal Grant Competitions are funded by reinvesting the indirect costs recovered from external grant awards to ISU. Internal funds are available in three grant categories as described below.

All proposals for internal grant funding must be accompanied by a completed and signed “Internal Grant Routing Form.“ This form does not count towards any page count limitations in any of the internal grant programs.

Seed Grant Guidelines and Application

Individual awards may be up to $20,000 each.

The central purpose of the ISU Office for Research Faculty Seed Grant Program is to encourage new junior level faculty, as well as existing faculty who are renewing or refocusing their research programs into a totally new direction, to develop research, scholarly, or creative programs that provide the potential for sustained professional development and extramural support.

This seed grant program will help provide preliminary data to support proposals for external funding thus enhancing research, scholarly and creative activities within our faculty.

Deadline: February 28 of each year.

Seed Grant Guidelines and Application

ISU Developing Collaborative Partnerships

Grants from $15,000-$50,000 available for ISU faculty.

The Office for Research is soliciting internal proposals to support the development of large-scale, Interdisciplinary/Collaborative (I/C) research projects.

These funds will enable the university to grasp opportunities that have the potential to propel ISU to new research prominence via strategic investment of targeted resources.

Deadline: October 1 of each year.

View the Request for Proposal (RFP)


ISU Travel Grants

Grants for domestic travel and international travel for up to $1500.

Travel funds are available to develop faculty research, scholarly and/or creative activities.

These grants allow tenure and tenure track faculty, as well as research and clinical faculty, to develop collaborative opportunities, present original research at national and international conferences, conduct data-gathering trips, sabbatical support and other activities that develop the faculty member’s research, scholarly, and creative program.

This may include collaborating with prestigious laboratories and visiting limited-circulation archival reference materials.

The program is designed to allow ISU faculty to develop personal interactions with leaders in their discipline and better position themselves to compete for external funding.

To submit your Travel Grant request mail to Stop 8046 or scan and email to

Deadline: Rolling deadline

View the Request For Proposal (RFP)

Other Internal Funding Opportunities

View other funding opportunities (not managed by the Office for Research).

For more information about Internal Grant Competitions ran by the Office for Research, please contact:

Dave Harris, Assistant Vice President for Sponsored Programs Support, at

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