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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.

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.

Grants for Community Engagement

Deadlines

Application: Feb 7, 2022, 11:59 pm. No late applications accepted.

Period of Performance: July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

Submitting

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

Applying

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.

Additional Information

Faculty Travel/Development (FTD) Grants

Deadlines

Sept 20, 2021 and Feb 7, 2022

Submitting

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

Applying

You will be asked to provide your basic information, yours and your chair's emails, title, destination, and meeting dates for the conference (or activity), title of the presentation, a brief description of the activity and its significance to you and WVU (1-3 sentences is more than sufficient), and a total budget and amount requested from the grant program. We do not require a detailed budget or justification, nor do you need to attach an abstract or proof of acceptance.

The due dates for applications are Sept 20, 2021 and Feb 7, 2022. You can apply for a travel grant at either time period for travel occurring between Aug 15, 2021 and Aug 31, 2022. The application is for either travel completed or travel planned and we encourage you to submit for potential travel and not to wait for completed travel as you can then get reimbursed faster as you will have an award waiting for you. If planned travel does not occur, money will revert back into the central pool.

Funding

Faculty can get a maximum of $700 for domestic ($900 for international) per fiscal year from the provost office funds. The one year period for purposes of determining if a faculty member has reached their maximum grant amount will always be July 1 to June 30 (thus which granting cycle summer funding is awarded in is not relevant, only when the travel occurs).

Funds can be used to present work or to take advantage of another professional development opportunity either at a conference (which can include attendance at the conference for networking and informational purposes, attendance at a training relevant to your faculty role, etc) or in another venue (e.g., visiting an archive;). We do not fund stay abroad trips, trips in which you are paid to speak, or trips in which recruiting students is the primary purpose for the trip.

Hosting Academic Conference Grants

Applications are NOT being accepted for this year.

Research and Scholarship Advancement Grants (RSA Grants)

Deadlines

Application: Feb 7, 2022, 11:59 pm. No late applications accepted.

Period of Performance: July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

Submitting

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

Applying

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 Guidelines
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

Additional Information

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.