Faculty and professional staff with PI status (as determined by their dean) are eligible to apply; those with acting, affiliate, or visiting appointments may not apply. Eligible faculty ranks include: Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Research Professor, Research Associate Professor, and Research Assistant Professor. A co-PI must also hold one of the eligible ranks. All applicants must hold an eligible rank at the time of submission and the appointment must be active in the online payroll updating system (OPUS).
If you have already received an RRF award, you are not eligible to apply again for a period of two years after the previous RRF award was formally terminated and the final report received. RRF Scholar applicants (those requesting one quarter of release time from teaching) must teach at least four regular and substantial courses per year; independent study and dissertation supervision are not included.
Note: If a UW faculty member holds an eligible rank but is based at another institution (i.e. Seattle Children's or Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center), his/her extramural grants must be run through the UW in order to be eligible for an RRF award.
Deans, Directors and Chairs should only be approving RRF proposals for faculty who are eligible for the program.