Eight West Virginia University faculty members have been awarded research grants in the university’s second year of participation in the Big XII Faculty Fellowship Program.

The program offers faculty members at institutions in the Big XII Conference the opportunity to “travel to member institutions to exchange ideas and research,” according to the official call for applications. Faculty may use the fellowship funds and their time at their host institution to “work on collaborative research, consult with faculty and students, offer a series of lectures or symposia, acquire new skills, or take advantage of a unique archive or laboratory facility.”

The WVU Big XII Faculty Fellows for 2014-15 are:

“We received some exceptional applications for these awards,” said C.B. Wilson, associate provost for Academic Personnel, whose office oversaw the awards process at WVU. “The six researchers we sent out to Big XII institutions as part of this program last year clearly had a tremendous experience and have shared that with their colleagues. Moreover, several scholars from other Big XII institutions took advantage of this program to work with colleagues here at WVU—and had a similarly positive experience. We are pleased to be sending even more scholars out to participate this year.”