Division of Science & Research

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

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Grants to Institutions for Research Infrastructure

Eminent Scholars Recruitment and Enhancement Program

This program builds research infrastructure at the state’s two research universities, primarily funding salaries and startup packages for nationally competitive researchers in targeted specialties. The program will allow the universities to hire a total of 11 scholars with demonstrated research competitiveness, supported research infrastructure and provided graduate fellowships. 

Eligibility:  West Virginia University and Marshall University are eligible. 

The most recent Eminent Scholars Recruitment and Enhancement program announcement and request for proposals can be downloaded here.

 


 

West Virginia Research Trust Fund

This program allows the state’s two research universities to double private gifts that support expansions to research faculty and infrastructure in key areas linked to economic development, health care and job growth. This “Bucks for Brains” fund supports research in energy, biotechnology, biomedical, identification technology, material science and engineering, and environmental science. Private gifts are matched dollar-for-dollar. 

Eligibility:  West Virginia University and Marshall University are eligible. The state’s other public four-year institutions of higher education, as well as the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, are eligible to apply—by responding to specific requests for proposals—for matching grants supported by the interest earned on the trust fund. 

The most recent program announcement and request for proposals can be downloaded here.

For more information about the West Virginia Research Trust Fund, click here.