The Vice President for Research (VPR) Advancement of Early Career Researchers (AECR) 2017-2018 program guidelines are now available.

The purpose of the VPR AECR grant program (formerly the ORC In-House Research Grants Program) is to initiate new faculty research activities, which will strengthen faculty credentials and make them more competitive for external funding appropriate to their discipline. All proposals must clearly address this objective. Proposals for activities related to the applicant’s past research must show how the proposed research differs from, and clearly enhances, the faculty member’s research agenda.

All Assistant and Associate tenure-track or equivalent UCF Faculty who have been in residence at UCF for fewer than six years (sixth year must not be completed as of October 2, 2017) and have not yet received tenure are eligible. Please note that all grant funding is contingent upon the availability of funds.

The submission process and documents have been updated. Click here for current requirements and forms.

The deadline for PIs to submit an application is October 2, 2017.

The deadline for College, Center, or Institute Committees to send recommendations to ORC is November 06, 2017.