Program Description:  These grants help colleges and universities provide Summer/Semester Research Experiences to undergraduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Block grants to four-year institutions are awarded for the purpose of providing small research stipends to undergraduate students.

Eligibility:  Full-time faculty, deans and academic administrators at all four-year institutions of higher education in West Virginia are eligible.

Award Information: Cost reimbursable grant, up to $225,000 over three years

Estimated Number of Awards: 5-6

Next Anticipated Proposal Due Date:  October 30, 2023*
*due to COVID19, the current grant awards were automatically extended by 1 year

Anticipated Award Date:  January 1, 2024

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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. Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are typically posted 60 days prior to the due date.