Program Description: This grant program supports large, STEM-focused (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) research projects that may lead to the creation of research centers and economic development. Projects should assist the institution in its ability to successfully compete for external funding on a national and international basis by providing incentives to significantly increase research capacity. Learn more about the recently concluded 2017-2023 grant cycle and how their awards wrapped up.

Research Challenge Grant Reporting Requirements and Guidelines can be found here.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty or research professors at all four-year institutions of higher education in West Virginia are eligible.

Award Information: Cost reimbursable grant, up to $1.3 million over five years

Estimated Number of Awards: 2-3

Next Anticipated Proposal Due Date: August 1, 2022

Anticipated Award Date: January 1, 2023

Click here for the most recent RFP or learn the answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions here.

Note this grant is dependent upon funding availability from the State of West Virginia Research Challenge Fund and approval of the West Virginia Science and Research Council.