Research Excellence Fund (REF)

Budget Deadline: Feb. 27, 2014
Proposal Deadline: March 6, 2014, 4 p.m.

Please submit your proposal electronically in a single pdf file only to

With an expectation of a heavy volume of submissions for this competition, please adhere to all guidelines including proposal format.

The 2014 Research Excellence Fund (REF) program will award grants in five categories:

  1. Infrastructure Enhancement (REF-IE)
  2. Research Seed Grants (REF-RS)
  3. Scholarship & Creativity Grants (REF-SCG)
  4. Mentoring Grants (REF-MG)
  5. Technology Commercialization Grants (REF-TC)

Award Period—All awards will begin July 1 of the award year and will end August 31 of the following year.