Through the support of the President and Provost, the ACES+ Program offers Advance Opportunity Grants.

Advance Opportunity Grants provide small amounts of supplemental support of current or proposed projects and activities where funding is difficult to obtain through other sources.

Examples of funding support include:

  • Seed funding for unusual research opportunities or training
  • Grants to support writing of books
  • Travel grants to explore new techniques or attend advanced training courses
  • Child care to attend a professional meeting or conduct research at another institution

The Opportunity Grant Faculty Oversight Committee selects the recipients. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received an Opportunity Grant and junior faculty.  Applicants will receive notice the first week in March.

Proposals are to be written for a general scientific audience. Questions can be directed to  the Office of Faculty Development at