UW Research

August 13, 2020

Royalty Research Fund Announcement – Fall 2020

The Office of Research invites applications to the Fall 2020 round of the Royalty Research Fund (RRF) grant program. Proposals are due Monday, September 28, by 5:00 PM. Awards will be announced by January 15, 2021.

The purpose of the RRF is to advance new directions in research, particularly:
• In disciplines for which external funding opportunities are minimal.
• For faculty who are junior in rank.
• In cases where funding may provide unique opportunities to increase applicants’ competitiveness for subsequent funding.

Proposals must demonstrate a high probability of generating important new creative activities or scholarly understandings, new scholarly materials or resources, significant data or information, or essential instrumentation. Proposals from all disciplines are welcome, with budgets up to $40,000. Proposals will be peer reviewed through one of three RRF Review Committees: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Basic Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Physical Sciences and Engineering.

Review Application Instructions.


The Suggested Reviewers Memo will be attached as a Word document to the eGC1, rather than emailing it to the RRF office. Please see the updated instructions here.

Contact the RRF administrative staff with questions about the program; new applicants should contact Peter Wilsnack, doogieh@uw.edu, 206-685-9316.

Please forward this information to all interested parties.