Due to disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 situation, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has extended the deadline for applications to the Research Enhancement Program (REP) and Creative Arts and Humanities Grant Program.
Applications are now due by 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 19. The review of these applications has been scheduled for July 31 so that notification may be made prior to the Sept. 1 start date. The office will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide more information if the situation changes.
The primary purpose of the REP is to provide seed money (up to $10,000) so that faculty members will be able to compete more successfully for larger research grants from external sources for continuation of their research. The REP provides support for all types of faculty research. All full-time tenured faculty, research faculty and tenure-track faculty members at TWU are eligible to apply and serve as PI and co-investigators. Tenured and research faculty will be evaluated separately from tenure-track faculty who are not yet tenured (thus considered a "new investigator") with funds being designated separately for each group. Program guidelines and application forms are available on the REP website.
The Creative Arts and Humanities Grants Program supports TWU faculty projects in areas that ordinarily have very limited opportunity to receive external grant funding, yet have the potential to enhance scholarship and enhance TWU’s profile nationally and internationally. Up to $5,000 may be requested to support these projects and all full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty may apply. Program guidelines and application forms are available online.