School of Graduate Studies and Research

Internal Funding for Faculty

The School of Graduate Studies and Research offers faculty several internal funding opportunities.The SGSR has  modified the Faculty release Appointments for the next academic year and summer 2017.  Please refer to the News Release for more information.  Questions can be directed to Dean Archer at 509-973-3100 or via email;

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Fellowship

The Faculty Research and Creative Activities Fellowship Extended! It has been moved from November 23 and it is now November 30,2016.

Faculty support of up to $3,000.00 for supplies, travel related to research or creative activity. New for 2016-2017 Academic Year:  Because of reorientation of the budget, this award will be prioritized and more competitive and additionally, a maximum of 3 (Three) faculty members' proposal will be funded per department.  Full  information available here.

Faculty Appointments for Research or New Program Development

Faculty appointments for the academic year and summer will be granted specifically for program, specialization or certificate development (particularly online/multi-modal). The maximum awards will be up to 12 work load units of release time for the academic year and up to $5,000.00 for the summer. No more than 3 (three) appointments per department will be approved. Appointments for research or creative activities has been suspended for the time being. Full information available here.

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.