Averaging $1.5 million in funding per year, the URF supports faculty in all disciplines in their pursuit of innovative and groundbreaking research.
URF Report: 2010-2017
The University Research Foundation (URF) is an internal funding program that supports the research mission of the university. While the details of structure and funding have evolved over its 37-year existence, the goals have remained the same: to support faculty as they start their careers; to help established faculty pivot into new research directions; to compete for external funding; and, to facilitate collaborations across disciplines. Applicants can submit to four disciplinary areas: Biomedical Science, Natural Science, Humanities and Social Science and Management. This report outlines the URF program, including recent changes, as well as trends and impact over the period of 2010- 2017.