Research & Sponsored Programs

Internal Faculty Funding

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

Summer Research Grants (SRG)

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 Teaching Grants (STG)

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.

University Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities (URSCA)

The Research Advisory Committee invites grant applications for activities enhancing faculty scholarship, research, or creative activity. Two categories of projects are supported: (1) those that demonstrate strong potential to lead to externally-funded programs, and/or (2) those that demonstrate a clear endpoint or product, e.g. publications, performances, or other related scholarly work. Proposals are due by 4 March 2019. Use the URSCA Grant e-sign form to submit proposals.

Manuscript preparation

Please use the Discretionary Support/Manuscript Preparation/Publication form to request support for manuscript preparation and/or publication. Limited funding is available at the discretion of the Vice Provost for Research.

Discretionary support (formerly referred to as mini-grants)

Please use the Discretionary Support/Manuscript Preparation/Publication form to request research /scholarly /creative activity project development support outside of the scope of the peer-reviewed internal grant programs described here. Limited funding is available at the discretion of the Vice Provost for Research.