CSCE Internal Funding

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Programs to support dissemination of faculty work

Dissemination Grant (In-Person or Virtual)

Dissemination Grants are designed to defray the cost of attending conferences.  The use of funds requires the dissemination of the applicant's original research or creative effort.

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. 

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. 

Programs that provide seed funding for your work

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

The Faculty Course Reassignment is an additional funding option of CSCE’s Catalyst Grant.

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

Pre-tenure Supplement for Research and Creativity

The Pre-tenure Supplement for Research and Creativity is an additional funding option of CSCE’s Catalyst Grant. This grant enhances scholarly and/or creative productivity by providing junior faculty members with financial support to launch their creative agendas at the university.

Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Initiative

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

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 also be used for page charges, color illustrations, and other costs associated with publishing.

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Programs that support proposal development to outside agencies

Laker Extramural Proposal Development Support

The Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity for Grand Valley faculty. The Laker Extramural Proposal Development Support will provide small grants of up to $2,000 to help faculty make their external grant proposals and applications more competitive and fundable. It is expected that faculty who receive LEPDS funding will apply for an external grant or fellowship from a major funding agency within one year of receiving their grant.

The GVSU’s Laker Match Fund

The GVSU’s Laker Match Fund (LMF) is an account of limited funding managed in the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence – Research Administration. The LMF’s purpose is to assist in the provision of matching funds when required as a condition of eligibility to apply for funding for externally-sponsored projects

The Laker Innovation Commercialization Fund

The Laker Innovation Commercialization Fund (LICF) is established to enhance opportunity to commercialize innovations discovered at Grand Valley State University. The program is intended to provide financial support that cannot typically be obtained from other traditional sources of funding. 

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Other Funding Resources

GVSU LGBT Faculty/Staff Association

Academic Conference Fund (ACF)
Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship 

Academic & Professional Enrichment Fund (APEF)
Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship 

All items acquired using University funds, including Faculty Professional Development, internal grant support, or department funds, are generally considered property of the University.  These items are subject to the disposal policy procedures found at  and

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