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Research Maintenance for Sponsored Projects

Application Instructions*

*For all except LSA Faculty who must apply through the Gateway to Internal Funding (eGif)

  • Download the Application Form
  • Complete all necessary fields of the application form
  • Obtain necessary signatures (bottom of page 2 of the application form)
  • Create a single PDF file with the documents in the following order:
    • Application Form
    • Proposal Narrative
    • Budget
    • Budget Justification
    • Project Director’s CV (3 page limit)
  • Submit the final PDF via email to by the appropriate deadline date


Research maintenance awards are made to help sustain essential activities of a research program experiencing a temporary hiatus in external funding. These awards are made for a very short duration (usually less than 6 months) when resumption of external funding is reasonably assured. While emphasis is given to support of key project staff, limited funds are available for other essential costs.

Awards supplement support provided by the applicant's unit. The expectation is that funding is for a particular period of time for which transitional resources are essential. Thus, it is normally expected that the end date will not be extended, and funds not expended in this period on authorized expenses will be recovered by UMOR. These funds are not intended to cover externally funded awards budget reductions.


Instructional and Research Faculty, Librarians, Curators, and Archivists may apply.


Awards are expected to range from $5,000 to a maximum of $15,000.  UMOR requires a 1:1 match from the unit, school/college, department, or other internal sources.  All standard UMOR funding restrictions apply.


15th of June, August, October, December, February

Notification of funding decisions is made within 12 weeks of the program’s deadline.  Late applications will not be processed until the next deadline for that program.  Applicants can facilitate expeditious review by providing complete information and all required signatures.


For more information on the review and award process, including required signatures, award administration, and funding restrictions, see our Supplemental Information page.


Contact, with questions on Faculty Grants & Awards.