Research Funding

B&P and Seed Grant Award

The purpose of the Business & Proposal (B&P) and Seed Grant funds are to develop proposals or pilot research ultimately leading to external funding (private, industry, government). Funds available each year will target $25,000. Typical amounts will range from $1,000 to $5,000, with a cap of $12,500 per call. There will be two application rounds each year in the spring and fall.  Awards are anticipated to be made within 30 days of the proposal deadline. Budget items appropriate for B&P requests include research faculty salary, faculty summer salary, and research staff salary directly related to proposal development. Budget items appropriate for Seed Grants include research faculty salary, faculty summer salary, student salary, research services (boat expenses, equipment rental, etc.) and expendable supplies.

 

B&P and Seed Grants do NOT cover:

  • Conference travel or fees
  • Equipment
  • Professional development courses
  • Student tuition

Requirements

  • Applicant must be affiliated with SMSOE and be able to serve as an UNH PI.
  • No more than one application per PI (lead or co-I) in each review period, and only one grant per PI will be funded in any given year.
  • Proposal must provide some indication of the targeted.
  • Applicant must provide an assessment of the potential for return.
  • B&P applications only – must identify specific agency program or RFP, with proposal due date if known, for which the proposal is being developed.

Application

The application requires your name, title and affiliation, date, a description of research activity or identified proposal development, and an itemized budget with explanation.

Criteria and Review Process

  • Priority will be given to first-time applicants.
  • Priority will be given to interdisciplinary efforts that connect more than one program or department across UNH.
  • The request should ultimately serve the wider community or society as opposed to a focused single PI research program.
  • SMSOE Research Committee will review proposals with the exception of committee members with conflict of interest, and will recommend funding applications to the SMSOE Executive Committee.

Products

B&P: A copy of the externally submitted proposal developed as a result of the B&P funding must be submitted within six months of awarded funding. A copy of the submitted proposal will be forwarded to the SMSOE following proposal submission.

Seed Grant: Summary report of research results and identification of external funding opportunities eventually leading to external funding. Reports to be submitted to the SMSOE within one year of award.

Contact Info

Class of 1937 Professorship in Marine Biology

The objective of the fund is to provide a continuing source of support to recognize excellence in teaching and research in marine biology within the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering and its associated laboratories, with a preference for the Shoals Marine Laboratory. Individuals awarded this professorship may hold tenure-track or research faculty appointments in marine biology. Recipients of this professorship will be at any rank, with priority given to new or current faculty demonstrating particular achievement within the last two years. More than one individual may hold the professorship at any time. The maximum funding available is $10,000 per year. Awards will be for up to three years and are renewable. The application window for this award is now closed. This award will be advertised in Spring 2021.

 

This professorship was established through the generosity of members and friends of the University of New Hampshire’s Class of 1937 on the occasion of their 50th reunion.

As directed by the donors, the objective of the Fund is to provide a continuing source of support to recognize excellence in teaching and research in Marine Biology within the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineeringand its associated laboratories with a preference for the Shoals Marine Laboratory. Individuals awarded this professorship may hold tenure-track or research faculty appointments in marine biology. Recipients of this professorship will be at any rank, with priority given to new or current faculty demonstrating particular achievement within the last two years. More than one individual may hold the professorship at any time. The maximum funding available is $10,000 per year. Awards will be for up to three years and are renewable.

Successful applicants will have a strong record of accomplishment in Marine Biology and present a plan for using Class of ’37 support to advance marine biological education and/or research at UNH. Preference will be given to proposals that clearly define a benefit for the greater Marine Biology community at UNH.

Applications (5 pages maximum) should provide a summary of the applicant’s contributions over the past 2-5 years (1 page maximum) and an overview of the applicant’s goals for the professorship (4 pages maximum). Applications must include a summary budget.

The SMSOE Research Committee will review applications and make a recommendation to the SMSOE Executive Committee. If the applicant is in doubt about the suitability of their idea for use of the Professorship, she/he is encouraged to consult with the Jennifer Miksis-Olds (j.miksisolds@unh.edu) prior to submission.

Awardees will be expected to submit a brief summary of their activities supported by the professorship annually. Any funds not expended by the end of the award period will revert to the Class of 1937 Fund to be redistributed as part of a future professorship.

The application window for this award is now closed and will reopen about in 2021.

  • 2015 - Present- Gregg Moore, Ph.D.
  • 2011 - 2014 - David Burdick, Ph.D.
  • 2011 - 2014 - David Berlinsky, Ph.D.

Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research

The Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research provides the resources and financial support for the research, scholarly and creative projects of UNH students from all fields of study. Through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), students may apply for Undergraduate Research Awards (URAs) and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs). The Hamel Center also administers the International Research Opportunities Program (IROP), Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP), INCO 590 & INCO 790, Study Abroad Research Grants, Honors Thesis Grants, and Research Presentation Grants.

Marine Biology Graduate Program

The MBGP is eager to support research and educational projects related to marine biology, but will also accept proposals requesting funds that will help multiple users move forward with their research programs through acquisition of shared equipment that will benefit marine biology graduate students. If there are any doubts about the appropriateness of the idea, contact the Director/Coordinator Win Watson. Proposals are accepted for award in both the spring and fall terms. The Spring 2019 deadlines have passed. Please check back in Fall of 2019 for the next call.

NH Sea Grant Development Funds

N.H. Sea Grant Development Funds are available to faculty and researchers with principal investigator status at any institution of higher education and research in New Hampshire. Awards typically range from $1,000 to $7,500, and only one development award per year is usually approved per researcher.