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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. Questions can be directed to Dean Archer at 509-963-3100 or via email; Kevin.Archer@cwu.edu

Faculty Research/Creative Activity Support Awards

Monetary support for research or creative activity up to $3,000. See below for detailed information. 

Deadline for submission: March 22, 2021 

Faculty Release Appointments - FRA

Work Load Release time (academic year) and monetary stipend (summer) for research, creative activity, or new program development.

Not available for consideration until further notice. Currently suspended due to budgetary restrictions. 

Faculty Travel Awards

Limited funding is available for faculty who are presenting research or creative work. Faculty may receive up to $300 in matching funds (one award per fiscal year [July 1 - June 30]). The primary funding, which is required to receive our matching funds, must come from an on-campus source (e.g., provost, college dean, department, etc.). See below for detailed information. 

Not available for consideration until further notice. Currently suspended due to budgetary restrictions. 

Faculty Research/Creative Activity Support Award

The Faculty Development and Research Committee (FDRC) has established a limited number of competitive research/creative activity support awards for tenure track/tenured faculty members. The maximum amount available per academic year, per individual project, is $3,000. 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. 

Deadline for submission - March 22, 2021

Application Instructions - click here to download the application instructions. The award amount, eligibility, allowable activities/costs, the review/selection process, compliance requirements, selection criteria, appendices documents, budget templates, etc. are explicitly provided in this document. If the requirements listed in this document are not adhered to the application will be denied. 

Application Form - click here to apply. 


Faculty Release Appointments - FRA

Not available at this time due to budgetary restrictions. 


Faculty Travel Award

Not available for consideration until further notice. Currently suspended due to budgetary restrictions. 

Limited funding is available for faculty who are presenting research or creative work. Faculty may receive up to $300 in matching funds (one award per fiscal year [July 1 - June 30]). The primary funding, which is required to receive our matching funds, must come from an on-campus source (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.

Travel funding for this award 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: https://www.cwu.edu/financial-affairs/travel

To apply for travel matching funds, please email the following information and documentation to Diane Houser. Applications not adhering to the below requirements will be denied. 

  1. Applicant's name, department name, and chair's name
  2. Conference/venue name, location (city/state/country), and the start and end dates (mm/dd/yyyy)
  3. Title of the work being presented
  4. Department/office name that is providing the matching funding
  5. Proof of presentation (usually the acceptance email from the conference or the agenda showing day and time of presentation; must include mention of the applicant's name and project title; conference agenda submissions must include only the first page showing venue information and the page with applicant's pertinent presentation information (do not send the whole agenda or website links).
  6. Written persmission from the Provost to travel to the specific venue noted in #2
  7. Names of co-presenters, if any

Upon receipt of a complete application, an email will be sent to the applicant with a commitment of funds and further instructions for preparation of the Travel Authorization Form and/or Travel Expense Report. 

 

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