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New Project Program 

The New Project Program (NPP) provides grants to UNC faculty members for the startup of new research and creative projects. Preference will be given to initial or pilot work intended to result in external funding to support continuation and expansion of the research.

On-going work will not be considered for NPP funding.

Proposal Submission Deadlines

The Notice of Intent to Apply deadline for 2020 has passed.  The next opportunity to apply for NPP will be Fall 2021.  

NPP Process and Guidelines

Intent to Apply

This form must be completed and submitted in order to apply for the NPP grant. If you have any questions contact Nancy Schindele at orsp@unco.edu.

General Funding Priorities

Proposal Evaluation will give particular consideration to proposals that address the following priority areas:

  • promote long-lasting scholarly, professional or artistic development of UNC faculty members
  • develop and write proposals for externally funded fellowships, grants and contracts
  • use technology and other strategies in pedagogy such as enhancement/enrichment pedagogy
  • assist faculty to intern with industry, government or service agencies, institutes or foundations
  • encourage UNC students' professional involvement or civic engagement through community-based projects
  • contribute to UNC's mission to internationalize and enhance overall academic experience of students and faculty by increasing the faculty's exposure to international experiences 

Internal Awards Procedures and Responsibilities

The Internal Awards Procedures and Responsibilities document provides a consistent method for handling internal awards to accommodate university budget guidelines. 

NPP AWARD RECIPIENTS