Funding for various projects can come from federal, state and private sources—government agencies, corporations and foundations, nonprofit organizations are some examples. Goals of sponsors vary, so preliminary contact can be important if not essential.

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WVU now has Pivot to help you find funding opportunities, as well as possible collaborators, for your research endeavors.

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Internal Grants

The central university administration generously supports faculty in their roles as scholars and researchers, teachers and service providers. Funds are available through five grant programs that provide funding for travel to present research, development to attend conferences, research initiatives, international collaboration and public service projects. The Research Office administers these grant programs except for the international grant program (see detailed information below), providing technical support and receiving applications. All applications are peer reviewed by committees comprised of faculty members.

Internal WVU Grant opportunities