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School of Graduate Studies and Research

Internal Funding for Faculty

The School of Graduate Studies and Research offers faculty several internal funding opportunities:

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Fellowship

Monetary Award - DUE DATES NOV 23 & MAR 7

Faculty Research Appointments

WLU Release Time (Academic Year) - DUE JAN 15
Monetary Award (Summer) - DUE MAR 7

Faculty Travel Awards

Monetary Matching Funds - DUE before 6 months of travel. Travel expense claims will not be accepted if submitted after six months subsequent to travel occurrence.

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Fellowship


The Faculty Development and Research Council (FDRC) has established a limited number of competitive Faculty Research and Creative Activities Fellowships awards for faculty members of Central Washington University (CWU) at the rank of assistant professor or higher. These competitive awards provide seed funds to faculty to support quality research and creative activities of importance to their respective disciplines as well as to the reputation of CWU in general.

Detailed information for Faculty and Creative Activities Awards Fellowships and Application Packet

Faculty Research Appointments

Faculty Development and Research Council (FDRC) has established a limited number of competitive Faculty Research and Creative Activities Appointments to assist CWU tenured/tenure track faculty members with their research, creative and scholarly activities during an academic year. These activities are expected to benefit the scholar(s), their respective departments, and graduate studies in general at CWU.

Detailed Information for Faculty Research Appointments and Application Packet

Faculty Travel Award

Funding is available for faculty who are presenting research or creative work. Faculty may receive up to $300 in matching funds from the Graduate School once per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). The primary funding required for our match may come from anywhere on campus (e.g., provost, college dean, department, etc.). Faculty who are co-presenting the same research or creative work at the same venue with another CWU faculty member(s) must split the award equally between all co-presenters who apply for funding.

Graduate School travel funding may be utilized for the following expenditures: ground fare, airfare, lodging, and conference registrations.  Per diem (meals) will not be reimbursed. Reimbursement must occur within six months of the travel and within the same fiscal year as the travel as per CWU Travel Policies. All other policies and procedures related to travel will apply. For travel regulations,  please refer to CWU’s travel webpage:

To request funding from the Graduate School, please email Diane Houser with the following information:

• the particulars of the trip (conference name; date; location; title or description of work being presented; list of CWU faculty co-presenters, if applicable)
• a statement specifying from where the primary on-campus funding is coming
• an attachment of some form of  proof of presentation (usually the acceptance email or copy of the agenda showing name and date/time of presentation)

Please do not send links to websites for programs or agendas; attach in pdf format only that portion of the agenda showing the applicant’s presentation information and the cover page showing the conference/venue details. Once Diane has received this information she will reply by email with a commitment of funds and further instructions for preparation of the Travel Authorization Form and/or Travel Expense Report.