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Office of Sponsored Research and Administrative Services

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 review and authorization for submission. The following form is required to submit grant requests to external funding sources.  Grant applications must be presented for internal review at least one week prior to the deadline in order to ensure timely submission.

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 26, 2016 – August 26, 2021,” 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.

The Connecticut State University Grants Committee establishes criteria and priorities for selection each year, and solicit and review grant proposals. The committee must receive all grant proposals no later than February 1 of each year (if the date falls on the weekend, the Friday before).  The committee is comprised of 13 individuals: 4 appointed by the President of CSU-AAUP (1 from each university), 4 appointed by the BOR President (1 from each university), and 1 from the University System Office who serves in a nonvoting capacity. The remaining 4 committee members are appointed as follows: 2 by the President of CSU-AAUP and 2 by the BOR President in consultation with each other in an effort to achieve disciplinary balance on the Committee.

To access and download the guidelines and application for 2021-22 research grants, click on the link below.  If you have any questions about applying for a CSU-AAUP Research Grant, contact Gabrielle Jazwiecki at Ext. 7-8281 or via email at jazwieckig@wcsu.edu.

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