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Internal Funding Opportunities

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

University-Funded Scholarship Grant Program

The University-Funded Scholarship grant program provides support for faculty to engage in research, scholarship and creative activities. 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 Information:

  • Submission Deadline: third Monday in October and February each year
  • Program Guidelines 
  • Application Template 
  • Applications are accepted online through InfoReady ReviewTM only.  The application window will close at 4:30 PM on the deadline day, and the submission system will not be accessible after this time.  

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. 

Student Research Grant Program

The Student Research Grant (SRG) program is intended to support students in covering the costs of faculty-mentored research and creative projects for which other funding sources are not available.  Funding for the SRG program is limited, and awards will be made on a competitive basis. To be eligible to apply for a grant, a student must be enrolled as a full-time EKU student in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.  Each student may receive only one SRG award per project and may receive support for no more than one project per competition. 

Submission Information:

  • Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
  • Program Guidelines 
  • Application Template 
  • Applications are accepted online through InfoReady ReviewTM only.  The application window will close at 4:30 PM on the deadline day, and the submission system will not be accessible after this time.  

Research Enhancement Grants

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. REG awards will be made on a competitive basis following a formal review process with the first competition launched in Fall 2019.  Research Enhancement Grants are competitively awarded based on the review and recommendations of the University Research Committee (URC).

Submission Information:

  • Due to funding issues, this program is suspended for FY 2021 and may be available again in the future.  
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