Research Opportunities

Select an opportunity from the list to view full details on scope, requirements, and application process. Opportunities come and go regularly, so be sure to check this page frequently.

For Faculty


The Louisiana Board of Regents (BoR) Support Fund Requests for Proposals for FY 2022-23 are available on the BoR website. The programs for the FY 2022-23 competition are:

  • RCS
  • RCS one-year
  • ITRS
  • Proof of Concept/Prototype
  • Departmental Enhancement (Consists of Targeted or Comprehensive Enhancement projects)
  • SREB


Proposal deadlines for these programs fall between October 24, 2022, and November 21, 2022. ll programs require a notice of intent (NOI) in LOGAN, with the exception of the SREB Program and the Departmental Enhancement Program. The NOI deadlines fall between September 12, 2022, and October 10, 2022. An internal NOI is required for Departmental Enhancement proposals and is due on September 6, 2022. Therefore, it is important to review eligible disciplines and begin NOI and proposal development as soon as possible.


LSU’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has created a Board of Regents Support Fund information page. Please refer to this page for information such as at-a-glance information sheets containing FY 2022-23 eligible disciplines, basic program information, as well as budget worksheets customized to automatically calculate fringe benefits, indirect costs and cumulative totals. Guidelines for submitting both Internal and external NOIs are also included on the OSP website.

The Office of Research & Economic Development will be hosting a Board of Regents (BOR) Support Fund workshop for faculty on August 25, 2:00-3:30pm via Zoom. Additional information and registration can be found online. Please refer to the Board of Regents Support Fund (BoRSF) GeauxGrants Help Guide found at for instructions on entering your proposal in GeauxGrants for routing.

The Board of Regents will conduct a General Information Webinar and virtual One-on-Ones sessions again in 2022 which replaced the previous Ask the Program Manager sessions held onsite. Registration is required. Note that last year’s session of BoRSF Overview webinar is available for viewing on YouTube which may be a good resource for information as there have not been any structural or programmatic changes for the BoRSF FY2022-23 Competition.

BoR’s General Information Webinar

A general information webinar is being held via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2022.


BoR’s One-on-One Sessions:

These are individual 15-minute Q&A sessions related to applications to any BoRSF grant program. Anyone is eligible to register for a time, though participants should read the appropriate request for proposals and identify questions prior to the session, to ensure that the brief meeting time is sufficient to collect needed information.

  • September 6, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • September 7, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • September 14, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • September 20, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.



For assistance with submitting a proposal this year, please contact Julie Perkins to set up a quick meeting to discuss your project and put together a plan. You can also view the slide deck from the recent ORED presentation.

Professors may submit proposals for chamber groups or small groups who have been accepted to perform, following juried evaluation, at regional, national and international venues. Small groups should be “on the program” before applying for group travel funding.

Proposals may be submitted to the Associate Dean of Research via the online portal at any time during the year, but as far in advance of the travel as possible. Proposals must include the name of the event/venue, dates of travel, names of students, whether students will drive or fly (everyone in the group must take the same form of transportation), the value of the travel for the students, information about hotel accommodation, whether other funding is attached to travel and a detailed budget.

Please consider the following guidelines prior to submitting proposals:

• Ordinarily, a faculty member will only be considered for group student travel funding every other year. See rotational preference below.

• Preference will be given to untenured, tenure-track faculty. Then, faculty without professorships will be considered. Faculty with professorships are encouraged to use their professorship to assist with travel to the fullest extent possible.

• Funds awarded should be used for student travel only (faculty accompanying the students should pay for travel out of their professorship or annual Music/Theatre travel funds.

• Each student may receive only one travel grant per academic year (individual or group)

• Graduate students receiving the group travel grant must be “in residence” on campus at LSU, full time, during the year for which the travel grant is requested. Students with fulltime jobs are not eligible for small group travel grants.

• When submitting proposals, please alert us with the full name(s) of any student(s) who has/have a true need for full funding, in the event that small group travel can only be funded partially.

• It is expected that the group will drive to events within a 400 mile radius from LSU unless there are extenuating circumstances.

• A short, follow-up statement about the benefit of the travel will need to be submitted along with receipts before travel is reimbursed.

Small Group / Chamber Travel Request

Preferential Funding

(based on recent requests and funding; small groups from areas not listed here will be considered)

2022-23 (Fall 2022, Spring & Summer 2023)

  • Percussion, NOLA Chamber Festival, Clarinet, Trombone, Music Education

2023-24 (Fall 2023, Spring & Summer 2024)

  • Opera, Tuba/Euphonium, Trumpet, Horn, Theatre

For Students

The LSU Discover Undergraduate Research program supports student participation in faculty-mentored research and professional-level activities.

For students looking to become involved in undergraduate research, LSU Discover offers assistance in finding a mentor, events to learn more about undergraduate research, and opportunities to talk to research students about their experiences in any major.

For students who are currently involved in undergraduate research, LSU Discover offers funding, workshops, awards, and an annual symposium to present your work. LSU Discover is constantly growing, so keep checking back for new opportunities and programming.


The College of Music & Dramatic Arts offers a limited number of student travel grants to assist students in their creative and research activity.

Awards will be limited to a maximum of $250 for domestic travel and $500 for international travel and will be evaluated based on the merit of the proposal. Grants are available to both undergraduate and graduate students. The most competitive proposals are thorough, complete, and make a compelling case as to why the travel will advance your educational, artistic and/or scholarly goals.