General Research Fund

The General Research Fund was established by the Kansas Legislature in 1951 for the purpose of encouraging and supporting research at the University. The General Research Fund competition provides the opportunity for faculty from each school or college to submit proposals that focus on furthering their scholarly research.

Each school or college appoints a review committee to provide peer review of funding proposals (in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that takes place within six entities by discipline type) and select awardees. Each entity may choose to use these funds in the most appropriate manner to further research in their school or college. Individual awards may be made to faculty investigators. Funds may also be used to increase support for graduate students or may be allocated in other ways to further research.

Applications and Guidelines:

Each division has unique guidelines, though there is only one application. Please pay special attention to the guidelines for your division before working on your application.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Guidelines: Word

Application Form for All Divisions: Word    PDF

If you have any difficulty with these files, please email for the file in question.

Additional information about the GRF is available on the Research and Graduate Studies website:»​

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Now Accepting Proposals:

Please submit one hard copy of your application to Rae Ann Brown in the College Dean’s Office (200 Strong Hall), by noon (12 p.m.) on Friday, February 5, 2016

The budget page must contain the signature of the applicant and the department chair. Late or incomplete proposals will not be considered.

NOTE: Your department may create internal deadlines for submission of the proposals to the chair. Please contact your department for details. 

College Deadline: Noon (12 p.m.) on February 5, 2016

Rae Ann Brown
Administrative Associate
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