Internal Funding Opportunities

Internal funding is available to support faculty research and scholarship through the following programs.

University-Funded Scholarship Programs

The Office of Graduate Education and Research, through the Division of Sponsored Programs, provides support for faculty to engage in research, scholarship and creative activities. University Funded Scholarship (UFS) grants are competitively awarded based on the review and recommendations of the University Research Committee (URC).

Faculty Mini-Grants: Awards of up to $3,000 will be made to support faculty scholarly and creative activities where resource needs are modest and in areas where opportunities for external funding are extremely limited. 

Major Project Awards: Awards of up to $10,000 will be made as seed grants for the purpose of obtaining significant external funding. Applicants must identify a targeted external funding agency in their application and must agree to submit a proposal to the agency within one year of project completion.

  • Submission Deadline: February 20, 2017 at 4:30 PM 
  • Program Guidelines 
  • Application Template (required)
  • Applications are accepted online.  The application window is currently closed and will re-open in Fall 2017 for the October submission deadline.  

Dissemination Support: Awards of up to $500 will be made to provide support to faculty who have been funded through the University-Funded Scholarship (UFS) Program for the purpose of disseminating results of their research and/or creative activities.  The Dissemination Support Program is open to faculty who have completed a UFS project within the two-year period preceding the Dissemination Support request submission date.  Support is limited to one conference or page charges for one article during each fiscal year and matching funds are required. 

Institutional Match Fund

The Institutional Match Fund (IMF) is an account of limited funding managed in the Office of Graduate Education and Research. The IMF’s purpose is to assist in the provision of matching funds when required as a condition of eligibility to apply for funding for externally-sponsored projects.  Funding may be requested only for programs that specifically require the commitment of matching funds as a condition of eligibility to submit a proposal and only as matching funds for grants awarded to EKU. Matching funds from the department/college/unit of the project director are required of at least 25% of the amount requested from the IMF.  First priority is given to competitive grant programs with an expectation of leading to the submission of future grant proposals.

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