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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

 

CSAW Research Grant - LINK

DESCRIPTION: Each year, the Center for the Study of the American West provides financial assistance to Faculty and staff of WT to conduct research on the West.  Researchers may request up to $2,500 in funding and  the grant is open to all disciplines.  The research conducted should be centered on the American West and priority will be given to those applicants whose work will promote and develop interdisciplinary scholarship, graduate and undergraduate education, and public outreach in relation to the American West.  Applications are due April 1, 2017.

CONTACT: Dr. Alex Hunt, ahunt@wtamu.edu, 651-2457


Jo Stewart Randel Grant - LINK

DESCRIPTION:  The Jo Stewart Randel Grant seeks to fund scholars, including faculty and staff of WTAMU, in their use of archival collections at WTAMU and the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Research Center.  Applicants may request up to $2,500 and the applications are due April 1, 2017.  The Center for the Study of the American West provides funding through this grant to promote and to encourage the use of these valuable local resources.

CONTACT: Dr. Alex Hunt,
ahunt@wtamu.edu, 651-2457

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
 

CSAW Student Research Grant - LINK

DESCRIPTION:  The Center for the Study of the American West provides financial assistance to WT students, both graduate and undergraduate, as they conduct research on an aspect of the American West.  This grant is available to students in any discipline, as long as the research is relevant to the American West.  Grants up to $2,500 are available and applications are due April 1, 2017. 

CONTACT: Dr. Alex Hunt,
ahunt@wtamu.edu, 651-2457