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School of Graduate Studies and Research

Internal Funding for Faculty Research and Creative Activity

Faculty have several options for funding through CWU for their research and creative activity.

PLEASE NOTE: The following grants are being evaluated by the Graduate School and new deadlines and application materials will be available fall quarter 2014.

Seed grants

Seed grants provide support for faculty research projects. Faculty awarded a seed grant may request funding for research related-travel, student help, supplies, or equipment.

More information on Seed Grants.

SOAR grant development appointments

The Faculty Development and Research Council has established a limited number of competitive SOAR (Scholarly Opportunities for Academic Researchers)  Grant Development Appointments to promote grant writing by faculty members of Central Washington University. The SOAR Grant Development Appointment provides reassigned time to develop a grant proposal for a clearly identified target funding source supporting research, scholarship, creative activities, teaching, and/or program development.

More information on SOAR Appointments.

Gap grants

The Faculty Development and Research Council (FDRC) has established a limited number of competitive GAP grants intended: 1) to support faculty who are completing a major externally funded project and preparing their next proposal or 2) to provide support for resubmitting a proposal that was not funded, but received strong reviews.

More information on Gap Grants.

Research appointments

Each year the university awards faculty research appointments that provide release-time for one quarter of the academic year or summer quarter to allow faculty to pursue research, creative, and scholarly projects.

More information on research appointments.

Travel grants (program on hold until further notice)

The Graduate School provides up to $300 in funds for faculty travel to professional conferences and meetings.

Download the application information.

Manuscript publication

A portion of the indirect cost recovery has been set aside to support manuscript publication cost and page charges. Costs are shared with the faculty member's college dean and/or department.

Hard match

The hard match fund serves as a major incentive to encourage grant proposal development. Match monies can be used for equipment, release-time, or student assistance.