Getting Started

Overview of COR research grants, purpose, and how to prepare and submit an application.

Grant Information

Faculty Research Grants

COR Faculty Research Grants (FRG) are awarded to support specific research projects conducted by UC Santa Cruz faculty.

Special Research Grants

COR Special Research Grants (SRG) competitively fund special research projects at a level higher than is possible through the FRG program. Special research is high-quality research in any field with great potential for significant impact: impact on the discipline and/or potential for leveraging external funding. Among the goals of the program are to provide more significant funding in areas where external funding is scarce or non-existent, to support junior faculty research and to encourage interdisciplinary research.


FRG and SRG applications must be prepared and submitted online. Your applications are accessible from your home page. The application window opens on November 19, 2018 and closes on January 20, 2019.

It is essential that you review the guidelines before applying, as incomplete proposals and proposals inconsistent with FRG/SRG policies will not be funded.

Faculty may apply for both an FRG and SRG in the same year, but the proposals must be for different research projects and only one may be funded.


Faculty Research Grants: up to $1,500 for tenured faculty and SOE lecturers, and $2,000 for assistant professors. 

Special Research Grants: $2,000 up to $8,000.

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