As part of the overall mission in support of research across campus, OVPR operates Internal Grants & Awards to support, facilitate, and reward research activities. The University of Georgia Research Foundation (UGARF) provides funding for these programs.
“Seed grant" programs support initial work by early career faculty or in a new area of research to get projects off the ground.
The Faculty Research Grant program funds early career faculty in the sciences and social sciences.
The Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts funds faculty at any stage of their career for research in humanities and arts.
Bioenergy Systems Research Institute (BSRI) supports new research projects in the area of renewable bioenergy.
Faculty of Infectious Diseases supports interdisciplinary research projects in this developing area.
Research accomplishments by UGA faculty and graduate students are recognized at the annual Research Awards Banquet each spring.
A Postdoctoral Research Award recognizes outstanding research contributions by a postdoctoral scholar.
Faculty awards include the Creative Research Medals, the Creative Research Awards (the Albert Christ-Janer Award, the Lamar Dodd Award, the William A. Owens Award),the Inventor's Award, and the Georgia BioBusiness Academic Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Faculty also are recognized with the title of Distinguished Research Professor.
A new Postdoctoral Research Award recognizes outstanding research contributions by a postdoctoral scholar.