Research Committee Funding

General Information

The Faculty Senate Research Committee will be reinstating the original Research Committee Funding guidelines and funding cap amount (up to $250) for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. This change will go into effect on October 1st, 2022. Please be sure to carefully read the guidelines prior to completing your application for Research Committee Funding.

Purpose:

To assist Marshall University faculty or graduate student researchers in conducting their scholarly activities.

Award and Disbursement:

Applicants can request up to $250 in funding; however, the number of eligible applicants, amounts requested, and available funding budget could impact the final amount awarded. Recipients are reimbursed for their expenses after the activity is completed and applicants who fail to seek reimbursement within three months (90 days) of the start date of the activity will lose their funding and be ineligible for another award during that academic year. Please note that gift cards are not eligible for reimbursement.

Eligibility of Applicant:

  1. Faculty: All 9-month full-time faculty (tenure/tenure track, clinical, or librarian) who complete this application for a specific project and include the required attachments are eligible to receive this funding.
  2. Graduate students: All graduate students who have this application completed on their behalf by the faculty member who is directing that student’s research are eligible to receive this funding. Please note that this faculty member must also serve as the student’s sponsor for this project.

Two or more applicants who are working on the same project are not eligible to be individually or collectively awarded this funding. Each researcher should be aware that, in addition to this application, the Research Committee may seek additional information to amplify the request. This project cannot be funded by other Marshall funding mechanisms.

If a faculty member is requesting funding for a project that they have already received Faculty Senate Research Committee funding for, then they are ineligible to receive Research Committee funding for this same project. For example, if a faculty member has already received Quinlan funding for the hotel costs to present at a conference in Hawaii, then they are not eligible to receive Research Committee funding for airline costs for that same conference.

If a faculty member is requesting funding for a project that is different from another project for which they have received Faculty Senate Research committee funding, then they are eligible to receive Research Committee funding for this different project. For example, if a faculty member has already received Quinlan funding to present at a conference in Hawaii, then they are eligible to receive Research Committee funding to study which species of flea can jump higher.

Eligible Activities:

While award funds are largely unrestricted, they are intended to support faculty and graduate student research.

Deadlines:

Application deadlines for the current fiscal year are October 1st and April 1st. Applications are reviewed in November, January, March, and April.

Application Criteria:

Complete the online application form.

Assistance and Confirmation:

If you experience trouble submitting this application, please remove all commas from currency values. For example, instead of entering 2,000, enter 2000. Also, please leave out dollar signs. The form will not accept these types of figures/punctuation. You will receive a confirmation email once your application is successfully submitted. If you did not receive email confirmation, please try resubmitting your application. Please contact us at senate@marshall.edu or 304-696-4376, prior to the application deadline, if you experience any problems with your submission.

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Last updated 10/26/2021

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