Office of Research and Graduate Education

WVU HSC Bridge Funding Grants (BFGs)

Bridge Funding Grants (BFGs) are intended to provide temporary support to continue operations of investigators whose extramural funding is ending. This program provides funds from the WVU HSC Office of Research and Graduate Education.

WVCTSI Funding Opportunities

Open Competition

The Open Competition RFA allows applicants to request up to $50,000 in funding which must be utilized over a 12 month period. This funding opportunity seeks to find innovative research that addresses healthcare needs in West Virginia. Examples include, but are not limited to, addiction and resultant emerging epidemics, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, and neuroscience.

Launch Pilot Grant

The Launch Pilot Grant program focuses on accelerating the translation of intellectual property developed by WVCTSI researchers into realized inventions and patents. Applicants can request up to $50,000 in funding, which must be utilized over 9 months.

Small Grant

The Small Grants RFA is an open competition where applicants can request up to $5,000 in funding to address the health care needs of West Virginia. The maximum project period for small grants is 6 months.

For information on Letter of Intent and full proposal deadlines for these funding opportunities, visit the WVCTSI funding page.

WVU Provost Office Funding 

Research and Scholarship Advancement Grants (formerly Senate Research Grants)

Research and Scholarship Advancement Grants are designed to stimulate and support creative scholarship and research conducted by full-time faculty and to encourage development of additional support from other sources.

Please contact Deanna Messenger ( or Melanie Page ( for additional inquiries related to these opportunities.

Grants for Community Engagement

Community Engagement grants, formerly known as Public Service grants, are designed to stimulate and support community outreach and engagement projects that benefit the citizens of West Virginia and are conducted by full-time faculty members.  Funding from this program is intended to encourage development of additional support for these projects from other sources in the future as well as scholarly output. Funding is provided from the Provost’s Office.

Faculty Travel and Development Grants

Funds can be used to present work (formerly supported by travel grants) or to take advantage of another professional development opportunity either at a conference (which can include attendance at the conference for networking and informational purposes, attendance at grant getting seminars, etc) or in another venue (e.g., visiting an archive; formerly funded under faculty development grants). Proof of acceptance is no longer required for travel grants and the entire application is online, no supplemental application or proof of acceptance is needed. We do not fund stay abroad trips or trips in which you are paid to speak.

The amount of funding will depend upon the number of applications received, but will not exceed a maximum of $700 for domestic travel and $900 for international. Maximums are per person and not per trip, thus a person can apply more than once as long as they have not exceeded the maximum per person amount within a fiscal year.

WVU Research Corporation Investment in Research Stimulation

The WVU Research Office offers the PSCoR (Program to Stimulate Competitive Research). The primary intent for these funds is to increase faculty competitiveness in obtaining extramural research support, i.e., to support efforts that lead to proposal submission and external funding that will ultimately advance the WVU research enterprise.

NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium

WVSGC is a group of West Virginia academic institutions with industrial partners under the sponsorship of NASA. An important component of its mission is to help build research infrastructure at its member institutions. In addition to small seed grants, the consortium makes awards for different programs that are open to competition by all faculty from the consortium affiliates. Each award category is judged separately based on published criteria. WVU is a member of the consortium.

Eberly Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative

The goal of this program is to provide a mechanism to build and strengthen the mission and aims of the Eberly Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative. Ultimately, it will support specific research and scholarship activities that increase collaboration and interdisciplinary partnerships and efforts that are likely to result in external funding.

Deans’ Instrumentation Seed Program for Innovative Research

The Deans of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, and the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, present the Deans’ Instrumentation Seed Program for Innovative Research. Deans’ InSPIRe is designed to allow faculty in these participating colleges limited, free access to SRF instrumentation. The WVU Research Office is matching the Deans’ contributions, dollar for dollar.

Research Forrest