STaR Division: Science, Technology & Research at the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission offers grant opportunities for scientific research and science education through the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and the Research Challenge Fund.

In addition, STaR Division coordinates various federal agency grant programs for research infrastructure in West Virginia. All of the division’s grant programs are competitive, with awards based on scientific merit, peer review and potential for development.

If you would like to receive a weekly email about federal grant opportunities, click here. To access our archive of Requests for Proposals, click here

An “Invitation to Apply” must be requested on our application instructions page. If your registration is already complete, please proceed to the application system. We encourage each applicant to read our Grant Program FAQ.  

Opportunity Grants & Sponsorships Program
Request for Proposals

Open from July 1, 2023, until funding is exhausted. 
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If applying for a Sponsorship rather than a Cost Reimbursable Grant, please upload a Sponsorship letter instead of a budget. A Sponsorship letter template can be obtained by emailing All funds given as FY23 Opportunity Grants must be expended by June 30, 2024.