OVPR Pilot/Seed Grants
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) annually invites grant proposals for faculty projects that have strong potential to attract external funding. Awards are made to support preliminary studies and acquisition of data for resubmissions of declined external proposals. Potential and plans to attract external funding are the primary criteria. PIs (Principal Investigators – faculty project directors) must demonstrate a clear and logical plan linking the proposed OVPR grant to external funding opportunities and the commitment to pursue those opportunities. PIs who are early career and/or are preparing revised external submissions are particularly encouraged to apply. OVPR grants are contingent upon availability of state funds. The competition is typically announced in the Spring through KSU Inform.
FY19 Funding Information
The OVPR is CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. (Eleven (11) proposals were funded for a total of $121,298 in FY 2018.)
Guidelines and Templates
For technical assistance and guidelines clarification, contact the OVPR's preaward team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For programmatic and proposal development assistance, contact the Associate VP for Research, Jonathan McMurry at email@example.com.
OVPR Pilot/Seed Awards
OVPR Sponsored Graduate Research Assistantships and Postdoctoral Research Associate Support
The Office of Research no longer supports graduate research assistantships (GRAs). All GRA applications should be made via the Graduate College GRA website. Requests for postdoctoral support are still encouraged. Please consult the Associate Vice President for Research, Dr. Jonathan McMurry, before applying for postdoctoral funds. Dr. McMurry can be contacted here.
Interested applicants can find information on GRAs with the Graduate College.