Funding Resources


Internal Funding

The College provides funding for CLAS initiatives across UConn's five campuses. Funds support projects that align with goals in the CLAS Strategic Plan, including research, scholarship, teaching, diversity efforts, and outreach. Research funding aligns with the College’s six academic themes:

  • The Earth and Its Future
  • Sustainable Systems, Global Resources, and World Cultures
  • Big Data: Science, Policy, and Ethics
  • Inequalities, Social Justice, Truth, and Belief
  • Health, Disease, and Well-Being
  • Brain, Mind, Language, and Logic

Funding calls are typically sent using the CLAS faculty and staff listservs. Please contact with questions about funding opportunities.

The Office of The Vice President for Research provides current lists of active funding opportunities.


Undergraduate Awards

Summer Undergraduate Research Awards (SURF)

$4,500, one-time career award for an undergraduate

If you have received a SURF award, please let Nick Boston, know, so that the EEB Office can assist with fund disbursement.

Department & Internal Funding

EEB Student Research Awards:

Up to $1,500 for individual research for both Undergraduates and Graduates. Applications open annually in February.

DEI Committee Award:

Up to $2,000 for individual research for both Undergraduates and Graduates. Applications open at the end of the Spring Semester as funding allows.

External Funding Resources

Grant Writing Resources:

Grant Management Services (GMS) is a one-stop shop for all grant activity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

CLAS GMS provides hands-on assistance to faculty and staff as they apply for, secure, and track their awards. Their team members have vast knowledge and can connect you to the tools you need to maximize your grant experience.

Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships: 

The Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF) fosters the intellectual and personal growth of students at the University of Connecticut who are competing for nationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships. ONSF is part of UConn Enrichment Programs and is open to all graduate and undergraduate students at the University, including students at the regional campuses.

ONSF nominates and prepares candidates for scholarships that require institutional endorsement, including the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Goldwater, Udall, Truman, and Gaither Junior Fellows competitions, and those that incorporate some form of institutional review into their selection processes, including U.S. Student Fulbright grants, NSEP Boren Scholarships, and the Schwarzman Scholars program.

ONSF is also a resource for students competing for nationally competitive awards for which students apply directly, such as the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Gates Cambridge, Gilman, NOAA Hollings, Soros, PPIA, and QUAD Fellowship.

If you would like to learn more about these and other opportunities, please contact them!

Proposal Development Resources:

Grant Writing Training and Resources: