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WTAMU Research: Internal Grants Information

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West Texas A&M University offers several opportunities for faculty and students to acquire internal funding for their research endeavors. Look below for brief descriptions, links, and contact information for each opportunity.­



Faculty Grants

Killgore Faculty Grants - LINK

DESCRIPTION: Early each fall semester the Killgore Research Committee requests proposals for the Killgore Faculty Research grant program. Generally, faculty awards are made in the amount of $5,000 or less, are available for all disciplines, and are geared toward the discovery of new knowledge leading to publication, performance or exhibition appropriate to the applicant's discipline.­ Deadline for applications is usually in late October or early November.

CONTACT: Steve McLean, smclean@wtamu.edu, 651-2983


Summer Faculty Development Grants - LINK

DESCRIPTION: Each spring semester, the Summer Faculty Development Grant provides financial assistance to enable faculty members to attend workshops, seminars, and other educational opportunities to improve their effectiveness as faculty members at WTAMU. The grant maximum is $2,500 per faculty member. The link above is for 2013 and will be updated when the 2014 opportunity is made available.

CONTACT: Dr. Amy Andersen, aandersen@wtamu.edu, 651-2616


WTAMU Foundation Development Grants - LINK

DESCRIPTION: The WTAMU Foundation accepts applications for development grants in the fall and spring semesters. Allowable uses of funds include: travel for conferences, conference fees, research materials, publication needs, technology, and curriculum support. Your department head must approve the proposed project or activity prior to submitting an application. Grant minimum is $250: maximum is $1,000.

CONTACT: Leon Carey, lcarey@wtamu.edu, 651-2322


Student Grants

President's Undergraduate Student Research Grants - LINK

DESCRIPTION: In the fall Killgore Research Committee requests proposals for the President's Undergraduate Student Research Grant Program. Generally, awards are made in the amount of $3,500 or less and are available for all disciplines. These grants are restricted to WTAMU students who are in good standing at the time of the project and are being advised in their research by a WTAMU faculty member. Student proposals will not be considered without a faculty sponsor.

CONTACT: Steve McLean, smclean@wtamu.edu, 651-2983


Graduate Student Research Grants - LINK

DESCRIPTION:­Each fall semester the Killgore Research Committee requests proposals for the Graduate Student Research grant program. Student grants are limited to $3,500. These grants are open to all disciplines and are meant to educate the recipient in the philosophies, techniques and tools of research through the discovery of new knowledge leading to publication, performance or exhibition appropriate to the applicant's discipline. Funding may be used to support the recipient's thesis or dissertation research.

CONTACT:­Steve McLean, smclean@wtamu.edu, 651-2983


McNair Scholars Program - LINK

DESCRIPTION: This program is designed to prepare qualified undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The goal of the McNair program is to increase graduate degree attainment of students from underrepresented segments of society. Every spring semester, applications are taken for 13 slots in the WTAMU McNair Scholars program. Stipends are $2,800. Students conduct graduate level research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The research period begins in May and consists of 12 weeks or until the project is completed.

CONTACT: Mike Cook, mcook@wtamu.edu, 651-5296


Student Travel Grants - LINK

DESCRIPTION: West Texas A&M University provides funding for graduate and undergraduate students to travel to professional conferences. This is a competitive process, and there are limited funds available. The individual requesting travel must be registered as a student in good standing at WTAMU at the time of travel, must be a primary presenter on a poster, oral, or creative presentation or must be officially involved in association leadership. Up to $250 may be allocated to an individual per fiscal year (September through August), until yearly funding is exhausted.

CONTACT: Dr. Rex Pjesky, rpjesky@wtamu.edu, 651-2737