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Internal Funding Opportunities

Internal funding is currently available to support faculty research and scholarship through University-Funded Scholarship grants and dissemination funding.

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: Monday, February 21, 2022
  • 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.

Application Submission Process

Applications will be accepted online through InfoReady Review only. The application window will close at 4:30 PM on the day of the deadline. To submit an application, students must follow the steps below:

  1. Read the Program Guidelines.
  2. Download and complete the Application Template.
  3. Click the “Apply” button in the right sidebar in the InfoReady Review competition.
  4. Click the button to log in as an EKU user.
  5. Log in with EKU credentials (email address and the password used to log on to the EKU network).
  6. Complete the basic information fields, including the name and email address of the faculty mentor.
  7. Upload the application file as an attachment.
  8. Click the Submit button.

Applicants will receive a submission confirmation by email and then another email when the submission has been accepted or returned for updates. If an application is returned for updates, it must be resubmitted by 4:30 PM on the day of the deadline in order to be processed for review.

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