Morehead State University supports the research endeavors of its faculty and staff by offering internal funding opportunities:
- The Research and Creative Productions Committee. A pool of
funds administered by the University Research and Creative Productions
Committee is available annually to support small research and/or
creative production projects (up to $5,000) of faculty. Proposals are
due in October each year for one-year projects beginning January. Click
here for research application guidelines. Click here for creative
production guidelines. For more information on Research and Creative
Productions Committee grant opportunities, click here.
- Research and Creative Productions Committee Summer Fellowships. A
pool of funds administered by the University Research and Creative
Productions Committee is available annually to provide summer salary
support ($5,000) for faculty engaged in research and/or creative
production projects. Applications are due in November each year for
projects the following summer. Click here for application guidelines.
- Center for Regional Engagement Grants. Regional Engagement Grants
are administered by the Center for Regional Engagement, and are designed
to promote applied research activites that benefit MSU's service region
and help further the Center for Regional Engagement's mission. MSU
faculty and staff are eligible for awards between $1,000 and $5,000. For
more information on Regional Engagement Grants, click here.
Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN)
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) subscribes to
the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN), a valuable resource
available to assist faculty and staff in identifying external funding
sources appropriate for their projects.
The network, developed by InfoEd International, includes three
separate features geared toward helping both MSU faculty and RSP staff
search for external funding and collaborate with researchers across the
SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network): A searchable database
of funding opportunities from current national and international
government and private funding sources, including fellowships, research
grants, publication support, curriculum development, and more. SPIN can
be used to conduct manual searches of funding opportunities, but also
has an advanced search tool allowing users to identify funding by
specific scientific keywords, grant types and sponsors.
- GENIUS (Global Expertise Network for Industry, Universities and
Scholars): GENIUS can assist investigators in identifying potential
collaborators through a registry and expertise profile system that
contains profiles and/or curriculum vitae created and updated by
faculty. GENUIS is used to store specific information about the user,
such as scientific areas of interest, biosketches, degrees and contact
- SMARTS (SPIN Matching and Research Transmittal Service): An
automated daily alert system that uses both the GENIUS profiles and SPIN
database to notify investigators of relevant new programs that match
their profiles. SMARTS sends relevant funding opportunities to users via
daily E-mail reports (when there are relevant matches) in either
summary or full program format.
ORSP will work individually with faculty and staff to develop
customized SPIN searches and profiles to assist in identifying funding
opportunities for their research interests. To schedule an appointment,
contact Janet Cline at 3-2541, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to access the SPIN database.
Grants.gov is a federally-managed central storehouse for information
on more than 1,000 grant programs from the 26 federal grant-making
agencies. The web site allows users to search for grant opportunities by
agency, keywords, or specific opportunities. ORSP acts as the
Authorized Organizational Representative for all proposals submitted
from the University through Grants.gov.
Click here to access Grants.gov