Research & Sponsored Programs

Internal Funding

Calendar of Internal Deadlines

Faculty

Members of the Research Advisory Committee (RAC), in conjunction with Faculty Senate Leadership, will be reviewing the programs. Look for new guidelines during fall quarter as the RAC reviews.

  1. Faculty Summer Research and Creative Activities Grants

    This program provides faculty with $6000 in summer salary to engage in projects that will result in significant advancement of their professional development and field of research, scholarly or creative work. The Research Advisory Committee makes funding recommendations to the Vice Provost for Research.

    Summer Research and Creative Activities Grants Guidelines
    Summer Research and Creative Activities Grants Esign Application Form

    • Faculty Summer Teaching Grants

      This program provides faculty with $6000 in summer salary to engage in projects that will result in significant advancement of instruction. The Faculty Development Grants Committee makes funding recommendations to the Vice Provost for Research.

      Summer Teaching Grants Guidelines
      Summer Teaching Grants Esign Application Form

      A total of $120,000 is available for awards in these two programs.

    • Manuscript preparation

        Program Description. This program provides up to $2,200 to assist with manuscript preparation and publication. Allowable costs include professional editing, indexing, licensing fees for copyrighted materials, page charges, and figure preparation.

        Eligibility

      • Program is open to all university employees and individuals with formal appointments to the university for whom the dissemination of research or creative activities is expected as part of their work. This includes tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure track faculty.
      • Evaluation of Proposals. Proposals are evaluated based on:

      • Demonstrated likelihood of publication
      • Likely impact on discipline/students/community
      • Opportunity for advancing the professional scholarship of the applicant
      • Application Checklist: The proposal consists of a ONE-PAGE narrative providing a description of the publication, the proposed use of funds, and the expected outcomes.

        Submission Procedure:

      • Fill out the Manuscript Preparation Grant esign form and attach the single pdf file containing the one-page narrative.
      • Submit the esign form to your department chair.
      • Department chairs should review the application, complete the comment section, and approve the application onto RSP at rsp.internalgrants@wwu.edu.
      • Please use the Manuscript Preparation/Publication form to request support for manuscript preparation and/or publication. Limited funding is available.

    • Small Grants Program

      Program Description.

      Guidelines, application procedures, and funding levels for this program are currently under review. In the interim, to apply for a Small Grant, please use the link above for Manuscript Preparation grants/publication forms, and indicate you are applying for a Small Grant on the eform. Attach a short (one page or less) description of the project, anticipated impacts, and summary budget statement. The funding limit is $1,000 per grant inclusive of all costs, the maximum award duration is 1 year, and recipients may only have one active award at a time. All expenditures must follow the University's purchasing, travel, and/or reimbursement guidelines. Program is open to all tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure track faculty.

      Small grants provide funding for scholarship and research applied to a specific project, as well as performances, exhibitions, displays and similar creative activities. They are not intended to support travel to professional venues or during professional leave, general-purpose (department) equipment, the development of instructional materials, curricula, or dissertations, or faculty, staff, or student salaries.

    Students

    1. Undergraduate research

      This program provides encouragement for undergraduate students to engage in research/scholarly/creative work with faculty in their disciplines. Up to $750 per project may be proposed, and approximately $30,000 total is available annually from this fund. Any equipment acquired using award funds remains University property. The Research Advisory Committee makes funding recommendations to the Vice Provost for Research.

      Research and Creative Opportunities Grant Program for Undegraduate Students

      Research and Creative Opportunities Grant Program for Undergraduate Students Esign Application Form

    2. Graduate research

      Graduate student research awards assist students in accomplishing the research/scholarly/creative work required by their degree program. Up to $1500 per project may be proposed, and approximately $60,000 total is available annually from this fund. Requests should be relevant to the student's research/scholarly/creative work and which are not already available to the applicant through their academic department or college. Any equipment acquired using award funds remains University property. The Research Advisory Committee makes funding recommendations to the Vice Provost for Research.

      Research and Creative Opportunities Grant Program for Graduate Students

      Research and Creative Opportunities Grant Program for Graduate Students Esign Application Form