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Internal Grant Applications

The central university administration generously supports faculty in their roles as scholars and researchers, teachers, and community partners.

All applications for RSA, CE, Faculty Travel/Development, & Academic Conference grants must be submitted via the WVU+kc electronic research administration tool by 11:59 pm on the fifth Monday of the semester. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances. Eligibility for internal grant programs is limited to full-time faculty in units on the Morgantown campus. ALL applications only have a spring deadline this year. 

Chairs will be notified automatically of submissions, but do not need to sign off. Faculty will also receive an auto-notify email of the submission – if you do not receive this notification, your grant has not been submitted and you should try again. If you still experience problems please contact Deanna Messenger.

For information about submitting applications via WVU+kc, see the Submit a WVU Internal Grant Application in the ITS self-help knowledge base or contact the ITS Service Desk at itshelp@mail.wvu.edu or (304) 293-4444. Receive up to date information about WVU+kc, including outage announcements and user tips, by submitting a request to be added to the WVU+kc users listserv.


Faculty Travel/Development Grants Research and Scholarship Advancement Grants Grants for Community Engagement  Hosting Academic Conference Grants

Faculty Travel/Development (FTD) Grant Deadlines:

Due Dates

Due to COVID-19, there are no fall travel funds available.

Spring or Summer 2021 Travel Deadline

February 22, 2021, 11:59 pm. 

No late applications are accepted. We will only run a separate summer due date if we are still restricted from travel or spending in the spring, so your safer bet is to put your application in at the spring deadline. Check the website for updates towards the end of the fall.

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Each faculty member has a maximum allowance per fiscal year for faculty development/travel (when the travel starts determines what fiscal year it counts against, not when it was applied for). More than one application per fiscal year can be entertained but the maximum amount per faculty member cannot be exceeded in the same fiscal year. The senate research committee determines this maximum contingent on the budget. Unused travel funds from previous fiscal years do not carry over and revert back to central funds. 

For the purposes of determining if a faculty member has reached their maximum grant amount, the fiscal year of July 1 to June 30 is used. For the current fiscal year, this is July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 (note however that we cannot support travel during the fall semester or that took place in the fall).

Examples

  1. You apply in Spring 2021 for a trip you are going to take in June 2021. That trip goes against your July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 allowance. This is the same fiscal year as the one you are applying in.
  2. You apply in Spring 2021 for a trip you are going to take in August 2021. That trip goes against your July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 allowance. This is in the next fiscal year from the one you are applying in.

Funding

Funds can be used to:

Funds do not cover:

Required application information

In past years, the Faculty Senate Research Committee had set a maximum of $700 for domestic travel and $900 for international (if you have a fully funded domestic travel grant and have an international trip in the same fiscal year, you can apply for $200 for the international trip – thus up to the international cap) – the current budget situation as put everything in flux, but we hope to have the same maximums for the Spring and Summer travel. Maximums are per person and not per trip.

If the planned travel does not occur, remaining funds will revert back into the central pool. Please let Ms. Messenger know if you do not plan to use your funding. Please also contact her if you need to change the destination of an awarded grant.

Additional information about submitting internal grants in WVU+kc can be found in the Submit a WVU Internal Grant Application article.

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Supplemental Child/Elder care program:

This program is meant to partially cover child or elder care caregiving expenses that are a direct result of travel (note: expenses must be over and above your normal caregiving expenses).  The total amount available is $800 in any one fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).

The need for such a program came from research conducted by the  WVU ADVANCE Center. The WVU Faculty Family Travel Fund originated from a state-wide program supported by the  Elsevier Foundation (2014-2017). Dr. Tower was Principal Investigator and Drs. Keesee, McLaughlin, and Stores were co-PIs. During the grant, Provost McConnell expanded the program to all WVU faculty who were not eligible for Elsevier funding. Grant funding has now ended, thus all applications now fall under the Provost’s program. Please go to the WVU Family Travel Program page for more information, the application, reimbursement form, and FAQ’s of what is covered and how the program works.


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Research and Scholarship Advancement Grants (RSA Grants)

(Formerly Senate Grants for Research and Scholarship)

Funding Deadline: February 22, 2021

Period of Performance: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

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Additional Application Information: Senate Grants for Research and Scholarship (DOCX)

The Provost Office and Vice President for Research Office provide funding for the Grants for Research and Scholarship program. These grants provide funding support for research and other scholarly projects conducted by faculty members.

You will enter your demographic and budget info in KC; for the proposal, you will attach one PDF file (5 page limit, inclusive of any tables or figures you choose to include, plus one page for references so up to 6 total pages if you include a reference page).

For the current fiscal year, grant maximums are $15,000 for projects in a single discipline or $18,000 for multidisciplinary projects. Additional information about submitting internal grants in WVU+kc can be found in  Submit a WVU Internal Grant Application.

The committee’s evaluation will constitute 80 points scoring rubric (PDF) of a 100 point score.

Note:

There is a new scoring rubric this year, so please make sure to look at that before/when writing your proposal.

The remaining 20 points will be determined by investigator’s tenure status, rank, and any prior Senate Research Grants the applicant has received as PI, according to the following outline:

Scoring Rubric
Rank Points Previous Senate Research Awards Received Points
Assistant Professor 14 0 awards 6
Associate Professor 10 1 award 3
Full Professor 8 2 awards 1


Three+ awards 0

Current Committee Membership

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Grants for Community Engagement

Funding Deadline: February 10, 2020

Period of Performance: July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

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Additional Application Information: Grants for Community Engagement (DOCX)

Community Engagement grants, formerly known as Public Service grants, are designed to stimulate and support community outreach and engagement projects that benefit the citizens of West Virginia and are available to faculty members. Funding from this program is intended to encourage development of additional support for these projects from other sources in the future as well as scholarly output. The committee will not fund the same project more than once. Funding is provided from the Provost’s Office.

Previous Awardees (XLS)

Additional information about submitting internal grants in WVU+kc can be found in the Submit a WVU Internal Grant Application article.

Current Service Committee Members

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Hosting Academic Conference Grants

Applications are NOT being accepted for this year.

(Conferences would have taken place July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.)

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