FY 2020-2021 CSCE Internal Funding


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Faculty Professional Development Fund

The FY 20-21 Faculty Professional Development Fund was created for faculty to request financial support to deepen their skills and/or facilitate growth in the following areas:

  • Teaching 
  • Instructional design and curriculum development 
  • Scholarly and creative activity
  • Leadership, administration, and organizational development 

 All tenured and tenure track faculty members in good standing are eligible to receive professional development funds. Complete information can be found on the Faculty Professional Development Fund site.

Programs to support dissemination of faculty work

Virtual Conference Dissemination Grant

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

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. 

Programs that provide seed funding for your work

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.

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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. 

Catalyst Grant for Research and Creativity 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and budgetary considerations, this funding opportunity has been suspended for the 2021 fiscal year.

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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and budgetary considerations, this funding opportunity has been suspended for the 2021 fiscal year.

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. 

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Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Initiative

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and budgetary considerations, this funding opportunity has been suspended for the 2021 fiscal year.

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

Pre-tenure Supplement for Research and Creativity

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and budgetary considerations, this funding opportunity has been suspended for the 2021 fiscal year.

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.

Other Funding Resources

LGBT FSA Grant
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