Research Incentive Award (RIA)

Program Overview

The UCF Research Incentive Awards (RIA) program supports outstanding research, scholarly, and creative activity that advances the body of knowledge in a particular field, including interdisciplinary research and collaborations. This award recognizes employee contributions to UCF’s key goal of achieving international prominence in research and creative activities.

Each year the university awards up to 55 new RIA awards. These awards are equally apportioned among eligible in-unit faculty. Academic Affairs provides the funding for these awards.

The College of Medicine non-unit faculty are offered awards proportionate to the number of faculty members at the college.

RIA applications are open. The application deadline is December 12, 2019.

RIA Instructions



Please contact Faculty Excellence via email or call at 407-823-1113.