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Faculty Research Incentives

Proposal Preparation Incentive

Submit a proposal for funding of at least $25,000 and you will receive $1,000 in professional development funds. The principal investigator must collaborate with the research and grants coordinator to set up a work plan and timeline for submission. To apply send a message to bpeery@pittstate.edu with: 1. the funding opportunity title and number; 2. title of the project; 3. a paragraph describing the project and 4. anticipated amount of award.

2017 Summer Faculty Fellowships

Faculty may apply for a $6,000 summer salary to conduct research activities. Upon completion, faculty are required to submit a proposal for external funding within one year. The deadline to apply is December 1.

Independent Research Project Funding Application for Faculty to include Students

Faculty may apply for up to $2,000 to conduct an independent research project. The funds must be used for equipment or consumables needed for the project. Upon completion of the project the faculty member must submit a report describing the project, the students’ activities related to the project and the outcomes of the project. Students involved in the project are required to present the findings at the PSU Research Colloquium. The deadline for fall applications is September 15. The spring application deadline is February 2.

Research Project Funding Within a Course

Instructors may apply for up to $1,000 to include a faculty mentored student research project in a course. The funds must be used for equipment or consumables needed for the project. Upon completion of the project the instructor must submit a report describing the project, the students’ activities related to the project and the outcomes of the project. Students involved in the project are required to present the findings at the PSU Research Colloquium. The deadline for fall applications is September 15. The deadline for spring application is February 2.

 Academic Year Stipends for Students

Faculty may apply for up to $1,000 to provide a stipend for an undergraduate student to work on a faculty research project during the academic year. Students involved in the project are required to present the findings at the PSU Research Colloquium. The deadline for fall applications is September 15. The deadline for spring application is February 2.

Faculty Mentor Support Contract

The Faculty Mentor Support Contract is an agreement to provide support for faculty conducting independent undergraduate research projects.Students involved in the project are required to present the findings at the PSU Research Colloquium.

Student Travel Funds Application

This Student Travel Funds Application is completed by the faculty member mentoring the undergraduate research project. Faculty may apply for up to $300 per student with a maximum of $1,000 (per project) for students to present the undergraduate research project at professional meetings. Students must be listed as co-author and must be presenting project findings. Students involved in the project are required to present the findings at the PSU Research Colloquium.

Other Research Incentives


Contact Brian Peery at bpeery@pittstate.edu to request funding for the categories below:

  • Research Poster Printing -

    Research and Grants Administration will fund the cost of printing research posters for presentations at professional meetings. Send an email with the name of the presenter; title of the poster; name of the meeting the poster will be presented at and date of the meeting. Research and Grants Administration will reply with approval to have the poster printed at PSU Printing and Design Services.

  • Matching Funds -

    Research and Grants Administration will consider requests for matching funds required for proposal submission. Every effort will be made to provide matching funds and assist in finding other possible partners to meet the need for matching funds.

  • Travel to Meet with Funding Program Managers -

    Faculty may request travel funding to meet with funding program managers to discuss ideas for research related to the funding agency.

  • Proposal Writing Training -

    Faculty may request funding to attend proposal writing workshops and/or online programs. Research and Grants Administration will send out announcements for training opportunities through Mr. Bulk-E.

  • Hanover Research Grant Consulting Services -

    Research and Grant Administration has a contract with Hanover Research to provide grant consulting services for faculty at PSU. Hanover will work on one submission at a time including research ideas, proposal review, funding prospecting requests, or other research requests. Requests should be submitted as early as possible.