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Research and Creative Productions

The research, scholarship, and other creative activities of our teacher-scholars form the cornerstone of the intellectual life of the University.  Morehead State University and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs are committed to providing the resources and infrastructure necessary to develop, maintain, and grow the scholarly potential and accomplishments of our faculty, staff, and students.

For faculty, we offer several internally funded grant opportunities including  Faculty Research Grants, Faculty Creative Production Grants, and Faculty Summer Fellowships.  With certain restrictions, all tenured and tenure-track faculty (including Pac-34 instructors) and professional librarians may apply for these funds.  Proposals are recommended for funding after review by the MSU Research and Creative Productions Committee (RCPC).

In addition to these grant opportunities, the RCPC also evaluates nomination portfolios and recommends recipients for the annual MSU Distinguished Researcher Award and Distinguished Creative Production Award.  These prestigious awards are presented annually at the Opening Faculty/Staff Convocation for the Fall semester.

Sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the RCPC also oversees the MSU Annual Report of Research and Creative Productions and hosts the Annual Scholars Luncheon.

For information about Faculty Research and Creative Productions, contact Brenda DeHart at 606-783-9399.

2016-2017 Academic Year RCPC Deadlines

  • RCPC Fall Grant Proposals: Due October 10, 2016
  • RCPC Summer Fellowship Proposals: Due November 7, 2016
  • Nominations for Distinguished Awards: Due December 12, 2016
  • RCPC Entries for Annual Report: Due February 1, 2017
  • Portfolios for Distinguished Awards: Due March 6, 2017

To access RCPC grant guidelines and other information, please visit the MyMoreheadState Portal site here.

 Thomas G. Pannuti

Dr. Thomas G. Pannuti
Recipient of the 2015
Distinguished Researcher Award

 Dongfeng Li

Dongfeng Li
Recipient of the 2015
Distinguished Creative Productions Award

Research and Sponsored Programs Calendar

Research News

      • The MSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present the 3rd Annual Funding and Grant Writing Symposium on Thursday, October 20 in the 21st Century Classroom (Ginger Hall 311) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year's speaker and workshop leader is Dr. Marjorie Piechowski, Director Emerita of Research Support in the College of Engineering & Applied Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. There is no charge for attendance for MSU faculty and staff; however, those interested in attending should register early to reserve a seat for the symposium and accompanying luncheon. To register, or for more information, please contact ORSP at 606-783-2010 or via e-mail at: Click here for additional information. Click here for a bio of this year's speaker.

      • The Appalachian Rural Dental Education Partnership (ARDEP), funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission since 2011, is a partnership between MSU, The University of Kentucky and St. Claire Regional Medical Center formed to develop a sustainable rural dental education program for the Appalachian region of Kentucky. Additionally, the program helped establish onsite oral health services. This informational video feature provides more information.

      • The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is proud of Morehead State University’s world-class faculty, whose dedication to teaching, service and research are highlighted in the inaugural edition of Faculty Profiles of Research, Creativity and Student Engagement. This new annual publication highlights the diverse array of faculty and student scholarship taking place at MSU.

      • MSU's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has received a $155,000 award from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to support long-term disaster recovery in Eastern Kentucky. The project, led by RSVP Project Director Teresa Judd, will support two volunteer case management positions to aid in the on-going needs of the residents affected by the floods that devastated areas of in Carter, Rowan, and Johnson counties in July 2015. 

      • Dr. Shannon Harr, Director of Research Integrity and Compliance in the MSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, is the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Staff Service Award. The award, initiated in 1990, honors staff that demonstrate service above and beyond one's job responsibilities both on campus and in the community. 

      • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded MSU's Space Science Center a $7.9 million contract as part of its Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) to advance concept studies and technology development projects in the areas of advanced propulsion, habitation and small satellites. This contract is the largest sponsored research program award in the University's history.




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