For Faculty

Faculty Awards Convocation will be held on February 12, 2019 to honor the outstanding contributions of our faculty. Awards are presented to long-standing faculty who are celebrating important milestones (25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years) in their career. University awards are also presented for excellence in teaching in and outside of the classroom, scholarship that advances the professions and helps society, inspiring mentoring to aid our students successfully along their way, and dedicated service to the campus and larger community.



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.

CSCE Events

Human Subjects Research: Revised Common Rule Updates

January 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (a.k.a. the “Common Rule”) are set to go into effect on January 21, 2019. This session will provide researchers with...

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Research and Development Commitee

Internal funding is available to initiate, maintain, and disseminate scholarly and creative activities.
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The Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs is the university's central office that supports faculty and staff in the identification, development, submission, and administration of externally sponsored agreements. For more information about the Office of Sponsored Programs...


Office of Research Compliance and Integrity

The Office of Research Compliance and Integrity oversees compliance awareness and accountability within the research culture of the university through assistance, education, and communication. 
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The Technology Commercialization Office is a resource and partner for university faculty, staff, and students developing technologies with commercial potential. 
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The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduates to pursue research and scholarship in various disciplines under the direction of a faculty mentor.
Learn more about the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship...



Join the University Sabbatical Review Committee and representatives from your College Personnel Committee for a two-hour workshop on preparing a successful sabbatical application! For details and to register - visit Sprout.

GV Research CSCE

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.

Early Career Stipends for Research and Creative Expression

This stipend enhances scholarly and/or creative productivity by providing junior faculty members with financial support and unencumbered time to pursue their creative agendas at the university.

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. 

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