Guidelines, Forms, and Links

All grant applications and other requests for funding with Western Connecticut State University affiliated as an organizational applicant must be processed through the Office of Sponsored Research and Administrative Services for initial pre-approval as well as final authorization for submission. The following forms are required to initiate and submit grant requests to external funding sources.

Required forms:

Recommended Tool

The program planning model, or logic model, is a valuable tool for grant development. It facilitates effective program planning and implementation. Use of the Program Planning Model is highly recommended. Below is a link to a program planning model developed by Nonprofit Works and Evaluation Enterprise and provided with their permission.

CSU-AAUP Research Grants

As stipulated in Sections 9.10  and 12.10.1 of the document "Collective Bargaining Agreement between Connecticut State University, American Association of University Professors and Board of Trustees for Connecticut State University System, August 25, 2007 - August 25, 2011," funding is made available each year to provide grants of up to $5,000 to support research projects conducted by full-time CSU faculty members. Joint projects or collaborations are eligible for up to $5,000 per CSU faculty member.  Eligible faculty members must submit an application for a grant in compliance with the above-referenced CBA and the application guidelines. 

Here is the link for the guidelines and application for the 2017-18 CSU-AAUP Faculty Research Grant competition: 2017-2018 CSU-AAUP Faculty Research Grant Guidelines and Application

Please note that the submission requirements have change.  All applications must be emailed as a single Adobe Acrobat (PDF) document to the appropriate CSU-AAUP Research Grant University Liaisons by 5:00 PM on Friday, January 27, 2017.  WCSU faculty must email their proposal  to Gabrielle Jazwiecki at  Applications emailed after the deadline will not be accepted.  Applicants must follow the file-naming protocol presented below:


For example: FAH_SMITH_J_CCSU.pdf

Abbreviations for the disciplinary groupings are:

Fine Arts & Humanities - FAH

Social Science, Business & Education - SSEE

Life & Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering Technology  - LPMCET

Joint proposals should use the name and disciplinary grouping of the principal contact.

For clarifications regarding the proposal submission process, WCSU applicants should contact Gabrielle Jazwiecki at Ext. 7-8281 or via email at

NOTE: Any proposal submission not following the file-naming protocol will be deemed ineligible unless time allows for the applicant to make necessary corrections.

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