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Upcoming internal and external grant application deadlines from RSP

Refer to the RSP website for additional information, guidelines, and application forms.

Faculty Summer Research and Creative Activities Grants

Proposals due to chairs: Oct. 13

This program provides faculty with up to $6,000 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.

Faculty Summer Teaching Grants

Proposals due to chairs: Oct. 13

This program provides faculty with up to $6,000 to engage in projects that will result in significant advancement of instruction. The Summer Teaching Grants Committee makes funding recommendations to the Vice Provost for Research.

Research and Creative Opportunities Grant Program for Graduate Students

Proposals due to faculty advisors: Oct. 6

Graduate student research awards assist students in accomplishing the research/scholarly/creative work required by their degree program. Up to $1,500 per project may be proposed, and approximately $60,000 total is available annually from this fund. Requested funding should be relevant to the student's research/scholarly/creative work and represents support that is not already available to the applicant through their academic department or college. Any equipment acquired using award funds remains University property. The Research Advisory Committee makes funding recommendations to the Vice Provost for Research.

Research and Creative Opportunities Grant Program for Undergraduate Students

Proposals due to faculty advisors: Oct. 6

This program provides support for undergraduate students to engage in research/scholarly/creative work with faculty in their disciplines. Up to $750 per project may be proposed, and approximately $30,000 total is available annually from this fund. Any equipment acquired using award funds remains University property. The Research Advisory Committee makes funding recommendations to the Vice Provost for Research.

National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Grant (NSF-MRI) Pre-proposals

Pre-proposals due to deans: Oct. 13; Refer to the following document for details: NSF-MRI pre-proposal guidelines

The National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program (NSF-MRI) accepts a maximum of two Track 1 proposals (< $1M) per institution per year, and one Track 2 proposal ($1M - $4M) per institution per year. The next submission deadline is January 19, 2021. Because interest in the NSF-MRI program may exceed the allowable number of submissions, an internal selection process is required. PIs should prepare a pre-proposal and submit it to their respective Dean by October 13, 2020.

Pilot Project Grants

Proposals due to chairs: Oct. 20

The goal of this program is to help seed projects with potential to open new long-term directions for research, creative expression, or scholarship at Western Washington University. Please refer to the RSP website for additional information on these grants and helpful information on writing the requests before your submission. Up to $5,000 per project may be proposed, and a maximum of 2 Pilot Projects will be funded Fall Quarter 2020. The Research Advisory Committee makes funding recommendations to the Vice Provost for Research.

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