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Internal Funding Sources

WVU HSC Bridge Funding Grants (BFGs) revised August 12, 2015

Bridge Funding Grants (BFGs) are intended to provide temporary support to continue operations of investigators whose extramural funding is ending. This program provides funds from the AVP Office for Research and Graduate Education.

Submission Guidelines


Holly Legleiter
Phone: (304) 293-7207
Fax: (304) 293-7038

WVU Cancer Institute (WVUCI) Pilot Project Grants (PPG)

The WVU Cancer Institute and Office of Research and Graduate Education announce the availability of the availability of three pilot award funding mechanisms: the American Cancer Society (ACS), supported Pilot Project Grants (PPG), the “Let the Journey Begin” CNS Malignancy focused PPG and the “Phillip M. Dino Innovative Research Fund” PPG, with applications due Monday, Oct 3, 2016.

Submission Information


Violence and Injury Prevention Exploratory Research

The West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center (WVU-ICRC) is pleased to announce it is seeking proposals for the 2015 round of funding through Exploratory Research Program (ERP). The ERP provides seed funding for innovative research in injury and/or violence prevention and control. The ERP funds projects that will lead investigators to develop new and creative research that will be competitive for larger, independently-funded investigations.

ERP projects may be up to 12 months in duration and have a total budget of $50,000 (combined direct and indirect costs).

This announcement invites the submission of brief concept papers. Investigators who submit projects which show exceptional promise will be asked to submit a full proposal (due on June 5).

For more information, visit the WVU-ICRC Exploratory Research page.

The WVU-ICRC is one of eleven Injury Control Research Centers in the Nation supported with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information about WVU-ICRC, visit the Website or follow the Center on Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube.

Submission Guidelines & Forms

David Fulaytar
Assistant Director for Administration
Phone: (304) 293-3320

Kimberly Rauscher, ScD, MA
Assistant Professor- WVU School of Public Health
Assistant Director for Research- WVU-ICRC

Senate Research Grants for Research and Scholarship

Senate Research Grants are designed to stimulate and support creative scholarship and research conducted by full-time faculty and to encourage development of additional support from other sources. Faculty on the regional campuses at Potomac State College, WVU-Parkersburg, and WVU Institute of Technology should seek support similar to that of the Senate Research Grant Program on their respective campuses.

The Office of Sponsored Programs receives the applications for this program.

Submission Guidelines & Forms

Phone: (304) 293-3998
Fax: (304) 293-7435


Public Service Grant Program

WVU Grants for Public Service are designed to stimulate and support public service projects conducted by members of the Faculty Assembly and other full-time regular employees, and to encourage development of additional support for these projects from other sources. WVU Grants for Public Service may support activities of a primary applicant, or they may support projects which involve other faculty, staff, and students (students must be under the supervision of a faculty member). The committee also recognizes that certain projects require one or more assistants in order to fulfill important objectives. Projects involving other agencies or organizations should contain an explanation of the relationship between that organization and the applicant.

The Office of Sponsored Programs receives the applications for this program.

Submission Guidelines & Forms

Phone: (304) 293-3998
Fax: (304) 293-7435


Faculty Travel Grants

The Faculty Travel Grant Program helps full-time faculty to attend regional, national, or international professional affairs in order to present or perform scholarly or artistic works. Because the committee receives more requests for support than it can fully fund, funding is currently limited to faculty who are presenting or performing at a professional conference. The committee does not consider co-authorship in which the faculty member is not actively presenting or performing (e.g. faculty is a co-author with a student or colleague who is actually presenting) to fulfill this requirement. If two faculty members from WVU are presenting a paper which has been co-authored, both authors are now encouraged to apply for funding. Priority for the limited travel funds will be given to support faculty travel to international and national level professional conferences over local or regional ones. The maximum award for domestic travel is up to $600 and up to $900.00 for international travel.

The Office of Sponsored Programs receives the applications for this program.

Submission Guidelines & Forms

Phone: (304) 293-3998
Fax: (304) 293-7435


Faculty Development Grant

The Faculty Development Grant Program supports activities that lead to professional growth in teaching, research and service for extension agents and for faculty on the Morgantown and Charleston campuses. Examples include:

  • Participation in workshops, classes and seminars
  • The organization of lectures, symposia and conferences for West Virginia University faculty
  • Special projects or opportunities that lead to professional development
  • Travel to libraries to conduct research

The West Virginia University Central Administration is the primary source of funds for the Faculty Development Grant Program.

Submission Guidelines & Forms

Phone: (304) 293-3998
Fax: (304) 293-7435


International Grants

The Faculty International Grant Program supports activities in the area of research, curriculum development and outreach. A proposal is more likely to be funded if it can be viewed as “seed money” for clearly planned project development and with significant potential for a long-term impact on the entire University or on one or more of its units.

Please be aware that prior to any international academic travel you will need to speak with Dr. Gary Morris, Export Control Officer, regarding West Virginia University’s Export Control guidelines. You can find more information regarding Export Control and international travel at: http://oric.research.wvu.edu/export_control

For any questions or issues regarding Export Control please contact exportcontrol@mail.wvu.edu or Nancy Draper, Export Control Analyst at Nancy.Draper@mail.wvu.edu.

Submission Guidelines & Forms

Phone: (304) 293-3998
Fax: (304) 293-7435


WVU Research Corporation Investment in Research Stimulation

The WVU Research Corporation offers the PSCoR (Program to Stimulate Competitive Research). The primary intent for these funds is to increase faculty competitiveness in obtaining extramural research support, i.e., to support efforts that lead to proposal submission and external funding that will ultimately advance the WVU research enterprise.

The total annual allocation is $750,000.

Clinical and Translational Pilot Grants Program

WVU Internal Grants Portal

On behalf of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources (Statler) and the School of Medicine (SoM), we are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to stimulate externally funded collaborative biomedical engineering research. This opportunity is made possible through the support of the Byars-Tarnay Endowment in the WVU Foundation. The endowment was established to build biomedical engineering programs for the Statler College with the SoM.

Submission Guidelines & Forms

Phone: (304) 293-3449