CRCW Call for Proposals

Seed Grants

Call for Proposals


UCCS Faculty SeedGrants

Committee on Research and Creative Works (CRCW)

Applications Due March 7, 2022 by 5pm


At UCCS, we use part of the money obtained each year from the collection of Facilities and Administrative costs (F&A), often referred to as Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR), from externally funded grants and contracts as investments to encourage and promote further externally sponsored research and creative work on campus.  These annual investments are made on a competitive basis, which is open to our tenured and tenure-track faculty in every program area. The objectives of this investment program are to promote research excellence, to help early career tenure-track faculty members establish research programs, and to assist faculty members in becoming nationally competitive when seeking funding from sources external to UCCS.

The proposals submitted under this funding program are evaluated by our Committee on Research and Creative Works (CRCW) which is composed of previous award winners and other appointed faculty from across campus. See our list of the most recent CRCW winners here. The CRCW selects awardees in accordance with the eligibility and evaluation criteria specified in the application. 


In addition to the traditional $7,500 awards, the Office of Research is piloting a limited number of collaborative CRCW projects –up to $15,000 for projects that include at least two (2) faculty working together from different departments on campus.