Three members of Marshall faculty awarded summer stipends for research proposal preparation

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Members of the Marshall University science faculty have received three of eight grants recently awarded statewide by the Division of Science and Research, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC).

The awards, worth $5,000 each, are intended to assist tenured or tenure-track, or research faculty members at institutions of higher education in the state with the preparation of research or research equipment proposals for submission to external funding agencies or foundations.

Marshall faculty members awarded the grants include Dr. Derrick R.J. Kolling, assistant professor of chemistry; Dr. Suzanne G. Strait, professor of biological sciences; and Dr. Wendy C. Trzyna, associate professor of biological sciences.

Faculty members are expected to prepare research proposals as part of their routine activities. These summer stipends are designed to provide uninterrupted work, allowing development of stronger, more-competitive proposals in a timelier manner.

According to the HEPC, this year saw the largest number of applications in the grant program’s history, with 22 submissions from faculty from institutions across the state. The grants are funded competitively through the state’s Research Challenge Fund.


Contact:  Ginny Painter, Communications Director, Marshall University Research Corporation, 304.746.1964