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Funding Opportunities Related to COVID-19

Billions of dollars have been allocated by the Federal government to fund projects related to the COVID-19 crisis and to provide relief from its impact.  Much of this funding is to be distributed through formula grants or funding supplements to existing awards, and some of the appropriations are being awarded through new competitive grants.  The links below provide details on funding

COVID-19 Guidance

As the University continues to address the impact of COVID-19, Sponsored Programs has prepared guidance for project directors to address considerations for externally-sponsored project awards.  Along with you, we will continu

Estimated Fringe Benefits Rates for FY 2021

Estimated fringe benefits rates for FY 2021 are now available.  The rates below apply to all proposed budgets with salaries and wages to be paid for work performed on or after July 1, 2020. 

Getting Funded Online Course

We have launched a brand new version of our Getting Funded course.  If you have an interest in pursuing external grant funds, we invite you to sign up for the self-paced online course.  The course includes seven learning modules that cover topics from identifying funding opportunities to preparing proposals and budgets to revising declined proposals.  For more information and reg

Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019

Sponsored Programs is pleased to share our Annual Report for the 2019 fiscal year.

Fall 2019 Professional Development Sessions

During the Fall 2019 semester, Sponsored Programs is collaborating with the Faculty Center on Teaching and Learning (FCT&L) to offer professional development sessions through the Teaching and Learning Innovation series.  All faculty and staff are welcome to attend.  The FCT&L will post annoncements and registration links in EKU Today prior to each session.  

New Research Enhancement Grant Program

The Research Enhancement Grant (REG) program is a new opportunity for the University to support faculty who have previously secured external funding awards and to facilitate the obtainment of additional awards. The program will initially be piloted for a period of five years, subject to funding availability on an annual basis.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends Internal Competition

The National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities.

Survey Results: Faculty and Staff Engagement in Sponsored Projects

In Spring 2019, Sponsored Programs administered a survey with the intention of collecting data about faculty and staff engagement in externally-sponsored projects.  Our goal with this survey was to inform decisions about ways in which the University can better support faculty and staff in their pursuits of external funding and in their management of externally-funded awards.

Estimated Fringe Benefits Rates for FY 2020

While uncertainty remains, revised estimated fringe benefits rates for FY 2020 are now available.  Effective immediately, the rates below must be used for all proposed budgets with salaries and wages to be paid for work performed on or after July 1, 2019. 

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