Pilot project, grant-in-aid money available for winter quarter

Western Today staff

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is committed to assisting faculty with research and scholarly activities by providing small grants via pilot project and grant-in-aid awards.

Pilot project:

  • Maximum award - $4,000
  • Deadline: Jan. 15 to the VP for research
  • To generate data for a specific project for extramural funding
  • Reviewed by the Research Advisory Committee

Grant-in-aid: 

  • Maximum award - $2,500
  • Deadline: Jan. 15 to the VP for research
  • To assist with a specific research project or performance/exhibit/creative activity 
  • Reviewed by the Research Advisory Committee

These grants are intended to fund:

  • Individual faculty research, focused on a specific project,(specific instrumentation)
  • Scholarship as it applies to a specific project,
  • Creative activities (performance, exhibition, display).

They are not intended to fund:

  • Travel to professional meetings,
  • Purchase of general-purpose equipment (departmental),
  • Development of textbook, instructional materials, or curriculum, Dissertation work,
  • Travel to and from or per diem during an off-campus professional leave,
  • Hiring of graduate or undergraduate research assistants.

To apply for grant-in-aid or pilot project funding use this form.