The Research Enhancement Grant (REG) supports seed-funding science faculty at Kentucky’s primarily undergraduate institutions. Awards are intended to help faculty start exploring interesting research ideas that would be competitive as a future proposal submitted directly to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Submitting a follow-on research proposal directly to NSF is required of all REG awardees.
Maximum request is $25,000 of direct costs. Institutional indirect costs can be added.
Some examples of requested budget items include: research materials and supplies, student participant support and summer support for off-contract faculty time committed to the proposed research. Other research-enabling financial requests may be proposed within REG applications if sufficiently justified and appropriate.
REG applications are not accepted from the University of Kentucky or the University of Louisville.
REG applications are accepted in June of 2017.