Summer Research Award

Application Deadline for the Summer Research Award is March 30th.

Please note that the Faculty Senate Research Committee (FSRC) has recently updated the Summer Research Award guidelines for clarity. Be sure to carefully read the updated version of the guidelines prior to submitting your application.

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Complete applications consist of the following:

  • A copy of a current Curriculum Vitae
  • An abstract of the research or creative endeavor, not to exceed 400 words.
  • Any additional materials that support proposal (optional).


To support faculty exploring summer research or creative endeavors, specifically research projects that will enhance the reputation of Marshall University and the professional standing of the recipient.

Award and Disbursement:

Individual faculty members can apply for up to $2,000 in funding. However, the number of eligible applicants, amounts requested, and available funding budget could impact the final amount awarded. Although submitted applications by the March 30th deadline will be reviewed at the first FSRC meeting in April, the Summer Research Award funding will not be accessible for disbursement to recipients until the end of the Spring semester. These funds are largely unrestricted but are intended to support specific research projects that will enhance the reputation of Marshall University and the professional standing of the recipient. Use of these funds to conduct research that may be the basis for securing other extramural funding is particularly encouraged.

Eligibility of Applicant:

1. Full-time, 9-month, librarian, clinical faculty, or tenured/tenure track faculty
2. Faculty who are not returning to Marshall University in the fall are not eligible to receive an award.

Eligible Activities:

Use of these funds are largely unrestricted, but the recipient is expected to have adequate time to do the proposed research. The Faculty Senate Research Committee will not provide funding for any portion of a project that is also funded under faculty development grants and/or funded by other Marshall funding mechanisms.

Application Criteria:

Applications will be initially scored using a general scoring form developed by the applicants FSRC college representative. The general scoring sheet will be used in conjunction with the review of the submitted proposal paperwork to determine significance and quality.
Each FSRC member has created a criteria-based ranking form for their specific college. The ranking form may be used to assist the FSRC member in further determining award amounts for eligible Summer Research Award applicants, if needed. The ranking form varies in criteria from college to college (individual ranking forms are available upon request to your college FSRC member representative). Please note that the awarded amount for eligible applicants may be lower than the requested amount.

Assistance and Confirmation:

If you experience trouble submitting this form, 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 or 304-696-4376, prior to the application deadline, if you experience any problems with your submission.


To see how the applications are scored click here.



A project summary of approximately 400 words must be submitted to the Faculty Senate Office via email at no later than January 31st of the following Spring Semester. A manuscript intended for publication can be submitted in lieu of the summary. Recipients who fail to adhere to these grant requirements will be disqualified from future opportunities from this fund.


Last updated 11/30/2023


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