Research & Sponsored Programs

Internal Funding

All calls for proposals described below will be distributed via email to all faculty, via Western Today, and posted here.

Faculty

With the exception of Manuscript Preparation: Small support grants, University Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities (URSCA) and Discretionary support grants, are temporarily suspended.

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. Summer Research 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.

  2. 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.

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

  3. Manuscript preparation

    • Maximum award per manuscript - $2,200 (including all applicable taxes*)
    • Assist with manuscript preparation for publication
      • professional editing,
      • professional indexing,
      • copyright materials for article
      • copies of a manuscript to an editor, publisher or reviewers
    • Reprints, pages charges and publication fees (including peer-reviewed open access journals and monographs) up to $2,200 per publication. No deadline
    • Reviewed by Research & Sponsored Programs Office
    • Please use the Manuscript Preparation/Publication form to request support for manuscript preparation and/or publication. Limited funding is available.

  4. Small Grants Program

    This program provides funding to support research, scholarly, and creative work by Western faculty.

    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 $1000 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.

  2. Graduate research

    Graduate student research awards assist students in accomplishing the research/scholarly/creative work required by their degree program. Up to $2000 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.