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Funding Opportunities

Supporting Faculty Growth & Adaptation

Adaptation isn’t easy. Sometimes it requires a boost. The UAF Faculty Accelerator helps distribute funds and increase awareness about opportunities for faculty professional development. Check back often as we’ll add more opportunities as we find or create them.

UNAC-Sponsored Development Funds

These funds are available for a wide variety of professional development activities that may include travel, virtual conference attendance, or other activities under the umbrella of professional development.

New faculty are encouraged to apply.



OER Innovation Quest

Sponsored by: eCampus

OER Innovation Quest

Interested in a challenge that will benefit your teaching practice, your students, and your bottom line? Engage with OER experts on campus to make your courses more affordable for your students without anxiety over copyright and IP rights trouble and earn $1000 in the process.

Visit OpenUAF to apply by February 8, 2023.


URSA Innovative Technology & Education Award

Open to ALL undergraduate, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, staff and faculty requiring technology-related equipment and/or software for student-based instruction and/or research are invited to apply for an URSA Innovative Technology and Education (ITE) Award of up to $5,000.

Applications open 2/6/23 and deadline is 3/12/23. Funds must be spent no later than 6/15/23


EPSCoR Fire & Ice Grants

The Alaska NSF EPSCoR Fire & Ice project is pleased to announce the availability of a series of seed grants to University of Alaska faculty, staff and students. Individuals who have not previously received EPSCoR funding are especially encouraged to apply.

Grants will be awarded in four categories: Faculty Research, Student Research, Education & Outreach, and Data Visualization.


Publication Funding Support

The Vice Chancellor for Research has made funds available for UAF faculty, staff, and students publishing their work in peer-reviewed journals, but who do not have other funding sources available to cover publication fees.

The funds can be used to cover charges for color figures, page fees for subscription-based journal, or to cover a part of an open-access fee.


Seed Funding

The Center ICE Seed Fund sponsors projects performed by faculty, staff, and students at the University of Alaska. Seed funding supports innovative ideas at the earliest stage to kickstart the project and collect preliminary data that is necessary to secure subsequent extramural funding.

The Center ICE Seed Fund accepts applications on a rolling basis.