Announcements regarding the below opportunities are posted no later than 4 – 6 weeks in advance of the grant application deadline. Below are brief, non-inclusive descriptions of internal grant opportunities. As with all grant proposals, please read the grant instructions and application form carefully for all grant requirements as these are subject to change. You MUST work with a Grant Specialist in the Office of Research prior to submission.  Please note that all applications require an endorsement from the Chair and Dean on the application form. Late or incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed or considered. Please contact Karen Davis 316-978-3285 or Proposals@wichita.edu with questions or to request assistance.

  DUE DATES
URCA - FY20 ROUND 2 October 4, 2019  
MURPA - FY20 October 4, 2019
ARC - FY20 February 2, 2020
URCA - FY21 ROUND 1 April 30, 2020

Previous URCA/MURPA/ARC Awardees  

URCA 

University Research/Creative Projects are to retool or reestablish productive research/creative projects agenda. In areas where external funding is available, the URCA may be used as seed money to develop pilot data.

  • Areas where access to external sources is limited may receive special consideration.
  • Grants may be for up to $4,500 awarded in two separate competitions: New - tenure-eligible faculty in their first or second year of probation to initiate research/creative projects, and Established - tenured faculty or probationary faculty in their 3rd (or more) year of probation to retool or re-establish productive research/creative agenda.
  • A faculty member may receive only one of the following in a fiscal year: an URCA, an Award for Research/Creative Projects in Summer (ARCS), or a Multidisciplinary Research Project Award (MURPA).
  • URCA Instructions
  • URCA Application

MURPA

Multidisciplinary Research Projects are projects that involve two or more investigators from different disciplines that focus different perspectives and capabilities on complex problems that intersect established areas of study.

  • Two awards for multidisciplinary research projects may be made for up to $7,500 each.
  • They are intended as seed money to develop pilot data for proposals to be submitted to governmental agencies, foundations, or industries.
  • MURPA Instructions
  • MURPA Application

ARC

Award for Research/Creative projects provide salary/fringes of $3,000* for 2 months, plus $1,000 for other operating expenses (total of $4,000) to enable faculty to pursue research or creative projects during the summer.

GENERAL

  • Awardees are expected to resume their teaching in the fall for the next academic year.
  • A faculty member may receive only one of the following in a fiscal year: an ARCS, a University Research/Creative Projects Award (URCA), or a Multidisciplinary Research Project Award (MURPA).
  • Those who accept any summer appointment from their college (for the summer grant period) are ineligible.
  • ARC Instructions
  • ARC Application

*Please contact Proposals@wichita.edu for assistance in determining fringes and gross salary.