CCTR Funding and Educational Programs

Faculty Research Support Fund


The Faculty Research Support Fund (FRSF) provides support to CCTR investigators.

Specifically, these funds are intended to:

  • Complete a funded project within the $5,000 limit and time frame; or 
  • Serve as funding for small projects that can be accomplished within the $5,000 limit and time frame.

Award Details

A FRSF award is a maximum of $5,000 that must be spent by September 30, 2020.This funding program does not allow fund carryovers or no-cost extensions. 

Priority will be given to investigators who use core services, are first-time applicants, are junior faculty and have matching funds from their division/department.

Examples of supported services include (but are not limited to):


  • Investigators must be CCTR members and must flow extramural funding through CCTR.

Application Instructions

FRSF will have only four review dates for FY2020. Applications for FY2020 open in August 2019. Applications are reviewed by the CCTR Steering Committee.

The CCTR Steering Committee meets the third Monday of each month unless otherwise noted. The remaining meeting dates where new FRSFs will be reviewed are September 16, 2019, November 18, 2019, January 13, 2020, and March 16, 2020. 

  • Applications must be submitted to Gloria Venegas at least 10 business days prior to the Steering Committee meeting in order to be reviewed that month. 
    • September meeting deadline is August 30, 2019 for the September 16, 2019 meeting. 
    • November meeting deadline is November 1, 2019 for the November 18, 2019 meeting. 
    • January meeting deadline is December 27, 2019 for the January 13, 2020 meeting. 
    • March meeting deadline is February 28, 2020 for the March 16, 2020 meeting. 
  1. Approach your division/department leadership to secure a match for your project.
    • If you get a division/departmental funding match, a letter from your division chief stating the match amount must be submitted with your application.
      • If the Division/Department is not able to provide a match, submit a letter stating that the match funding has been declined and the reason for that decision.
    • Your division funds are managed by your division and are not part of the CCTR post-award management. If awarded, your division is responsible for set up and management of your division match funds.
  2. If you are requesting funds for core services, obtain a quote from that Core and attach it to your application.
  3. Complete the FRSF application form (DOC); limit application to page limits noted. Required attachments are not included in page limit count.
  4. Compile your completed application and all attachments, including your core services quote and your division/department letter regarding matching funds.
  5. Submit your completed application to Program Manager, Gloria Venegas, who will complete an initial budget review. Once the financial review is complete, your application will be forwarded to the FRSF Program Coordinator for inclusion on the CCTR Steering Committee agenda for review.
  6. Applicants will receive a final decision about approval or denial within 3 days post meeting.

For more information, please contact the FRSF program coordinator.