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FY 2016 OVPR Grants

This year's deadline has passed and awards will be announced this Fall

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) awards internal grants annually for pilot projects that have the potential to make a significant impact in their field and have strong potential to attract external funding. Go here for more information:


Recently Funded Research

The awards just keep coming!

Check out what's going on in the KSU research and service community! 2015 has been an exciting year so far with awards coming from NIH, NSF, Halle Foundation, BOR-USG, and Department of State. Congratulations to all our PIs! Click here to read about some of our recent awards.


2016 NSF MRI Limited Submission Competition

Pre-Proposals are due to the Office of Research Friday, Septmeber 25, 2015 @ 5pm

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) proposal deadline is January 13, 2016. Proposal submissions are limited to 3 per institution - 2 for instrument acquisition and 1 for instrument development. The Office of Research will hold an internal competition to determine which prospective proposals will be submitted for KSU. Details about the internal competition are at:



Last Update: September 24, 2015

The OR receives emails and updates daily about upcoming grant proposal deadlines from all disciplines and sponsor types. Click the link below to see what's new! For even more funding opportunities, visit the AASCU Grants Resource Center.

pdfUpcoming Proposal Deadlines

Funded Projects Spotlight


Hard Work Wins Funds for Math Methods Conference

Wendy Sanchez, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, has received $99,192 from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) Program to hold a Scholarly Inquiry & Practices (SIP) Conference for Mathematics Education Methods. Dr. Sanchez, in partnership with her colleagues at Purdue University, Clemson University, and Middle Tennessee State University, developed the conference to address the "substantial variability across institutions...regarding the content of mathematics courses." The conference will allow participants to examine and discuss crucial issues surrounding mathematics methods in education. More information can be found at

Office of Research Newsletter

News Briefs: Stories, advice, and news from the Office of Research.

September 2015 Issue


Upcoming Training Opportunities

Learn more about this year's upcoming workshops

The Office of Research offers a variety of training -- i.e., presentations, workshops, and Web-based resources -- to guide KSU faculty in their efforts to identify, secure, and manage external funds....Read More.


Carolyn's Corner

Words of Wisdom from the linchpin on the Office of Research

Welcome back to all who were off over the summer, and a warm welcome to new faculty and staff. We’ve been busy since we last sent out a newsletter, including hiring two new grants managers....Read More.

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