Central Research Development Fund
The Small Grants Program of the Central Research Development Fund (CRDF) is administered by the Office of Research and the University Research Council. The primary goal of the Small Grants program is to enhance opportunities for faculty, especially junior faculty, at the University of Pittsburgh to engage in high-quality research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.
The program is intended to provide funding support that cannot be obtained from other sources (including the faculty member’s department and school and external funding agencies). Small Grants provide seed funding to develop ideas to the point where external funding can be obtained and awards in research areas where external funding is extremely limited.
Small Grants awards cannot be used to support or supplement faculty salaries or for travel to meetings and conferences; computer equipment is not given priority. In the past, awards have ranged from $2,000 to $16,000. The maximum that may be awarded is $16,000. Expensive projects have a lower probability of being funded.
Global Academic Partnership (GAP) Grant
The Global Academic Partnership (GAP) Grant aims to strengthen interdisciplinary research and curriculum development on global themes at Pitt, while enhancing international scholarly ties at the University of Pittsburgh and raising the international profile of the Institution. This program is an initiative of the Global Studies Program and the Office of the Provost. Contact the University Center for International Studies for further information on this program.