Department of Medicine Start-Up Funding

Start-Up funding provided by the department supports new recruits in establishing research labs and running a research program. Most department-provided start-up funds are administered by the Department of Medicine (DoM) and can potentially be co-mingled with faculty or division-provided Start-Up funding (i.e. in the same project). Funding amounts and duration are stated in official employment offer letters.

Accessing Funds:

The DoM Office of Research will reach out to new faculty members to obtain a copy of the researchers’ scope of work and budget, which will be used to request a new research project via the Researcher Home Page in PeopleSoft.

Terms of Reference:

  • Eligible start date of funding is no earlier than employment start date
  • Use of funds must adhere to U of A policies and procedures
  • Eligible expenses include, but not limited to, the purchase of required equipment, research supplies and fund research personnel. 
  • Funds may not be used for hosting, compensation or any personal expenses or travel; however, if travel is related to the research, then the funds can be used.
  • Use of the funds for an additional two (2) years is subject to formal request, justification (including spending plan) and approval by the Department Chair’s Office.
  • Unused funds after 5 years are to be returned to the faculty