The Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence (CSCE) promotes a culture of active, engaged and ethical scholarship through supporting innovative faculty and student research and collaborative partnerships in the broader community.

At Grand Valley State University, research, scholarship, and creative activity are essential components of the university’s mission as an institution of higher learning. Excellence in teaching at the university level depends upon active scholarship by faculty members. Through basic and applied research, artistic expression and performance, and other forms of scholarship, GVSU faculty members and students contribute to the development and application of knowledge, create a dynamic environment for learning, and contribute to the economic progress of the region that it serves.

Welcome to GVSU's Community of Scholars

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

OURS offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduates to pursue research and scholarship in various disciplines under the direction of a faculty mentor.

Office of Sponsored Programs

OSP is the university's central office that supports faculty and staff in the identification, development, submission, and administration of externally sponsored agreements.

Office of Research Compliance and Integrity

RCI oversees compliance awareness and accountability within the research culture of the university through assistance, education, and communication. 

Technology Commercialization Office

TCO is a resource and partner for university faculty, staff, and students developing technologies with commercial potential. 

High Performance Computing

With the advent of greater support for HPC scholarship and teaching at GVSU, the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence and Information Technology are collaborating to provide a transparent and efficient processes to support HPC work at the university.

Internal Funding Opportunities for Faculty

Dissemination Travel Grant

This grant supports dissemination of the applicant's original research or creative effort. The presentations must be at a recognized organized conference or professional exposition unless you are a session chair or officer of a national committee.


Mini-Grant Program 

This program supports research and creative activity with a modest subsidy at critical times. This is accomplished through defraying the cost of travel, supplies, and other materials necessary to conduct the project. Funds may be used for page charges, color illustrations, and other costs associated with publishing.

Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Initiative

This initiative is designed to foster new collaborative research and creative activities between faculty members from different disciplines.

Catalyst Grant for Research and Creativity 

This grant encourages faculty in establishing and maintaining programs of research, scholarly, and/or creative activity. Projects should display potential for having a significant impact on one’s field or chart a new trajectory in one’s scholarly, creative or artistic development.

Faculty Course Reassignment for Research and Creative Expression

This reassignment provides unencumbered time to help fulfill the demands of unusually time-intensive projects. 

Open Access Publishing Support

This support aids the ability of researchers to publish in established open access peer-reviewed journals and peer-reviewed journals that have an open access option. 

Book Subvention Fund

This fund supports the costs of scholarly publication.  These subventions guarantee that scholarly works of significance by GVSU faculty can be published even if the prospective audience is limited. 


CSCE Funding

Other Internal Funding

  • Register for a sabbatical writing workshop in Sprout.
  • Learn more about the policies and process on Office of the Provost website.
  • Contact CSCE for a one on one proposal pre-read. 

Quality Circles for Proposal Submission Enhancement

Quick Guides to application and management systems.

CSCE Events

3rd Quarter Travel Dissemination Grant Applications Period Opens

November 15, 2019 All Day

The purpose of the faculty dissemination travel grant is to support dissemination of the applicant's original research or creative effort Apply for dissemination travel grant at the CSCE...

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GVNow News

Biology researchers studying if bats can help control pests at apple orchards

November 07, 2019

The research has received backing from a grant awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Anthropology faculty member, student use emerging technique to determine age of skulls

October 10, 2019

The findings will be added to a growing body of research.

Alumna part of team winning Ig Nobel prize for key discovery about wombat scat

September 17, 2019

The annual awards are presented each September at Harvard University.

GVSU study: Kent Co. parks generate $33 million in economic activity

September 13, 2019

The study shows 1.4 million people visited one of the 42 parks, greenspaces or trails in 2018.

AWRI assists with threatened juvenile sturgeon

September 10, 2019

Grand Valley's Annis Water Resources Institute is currently taking care of four juvenile sturgeon.

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