Faculty members receive stipends for research proposal preparation

Thursday, April 14, 2011

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

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

Marshall faculty members awarded the grants are Dr. Gary E. Schultz Jr., assistant professor of biological sciences, and Dr. Bin Wang, assistant professor of chemistry.

According to Dr. John Maher, Marshall vice president for research, faculty members are expected to prepare research proposals as part of their routine activities. He said these summer stipends are designed to provide uninterrupted work, allowing development of stronger, more-competitive proposals in a timelier manner.

The grants are funded competitively through the state’s Research Challenge Fund. 

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