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Internal Funding

Morehead State University supports the research endeavors of its faculty and staff by offering internal funding opportunities:

  • The Research and Creative Productions Committee. A pool of funds administered by the University Research and Creative Productions Committee is available annually to support small research and/or creative production projects (up to $5,000) of faculty. Proposals are due in October each year for one-year projects beginning January. 
  • Research and Creative Productions Committee Summer Fellowships. A pool of funds administered by the University Research and Creative Productions Committee is available annually to provide summer salary support ($5,000) for faculty engaged in research and/or creative production projects. Applications are due in November each year for projects the following summer. Click here for application guidelines.

 

 

 

External Funding

Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN)

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) subscribes to the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN), a valuable resource available to assist faculty and staff in identifying external funding sources appropriate for their projects.

The network, developed by InfoEd International, includes three separate features geared toward helping both MSU faculty and RSP staff search for external funding and collaborate with researchers across the globe:
 

  • SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network): A searchable database of funding opportunities from current national and international government and private funding sources, including fellowships, research grants, publication support, curriculum development, and more. SPIN can be used to conduct manual searches of funding opportunities, but also has an advanced search tool allowing users to identify funding by specific scientific keywords, grant types and sponsors.
  • GENIUS (Global Expertise Network for Industry, Universities and Scholars): GENIUS can assist investigators in identifying potential collaborators through a registry and expertise profile system that contains profiles and/or curriculum vitae created and updated by faculty. GENUIS is used to store specific information about the user, such as scientific areas of interest, biosketches, degrees and contact information.
  • SMARTS (SPIN Matching and Research Transmittal Service): An automated daily alert system that uses both the GENIUS profiles and SPIN database to notify investigators of relevant new programs that match their profiles. SMARTS sends relevant funding opportunities to users via daily E-mail reports (when there are relevant matches) in either summary or full program format.

ORSP will work individually with faculty and staff to develop customized SPIN searches and profiles to assist in identifying funding opportunities for their research interests. To schedule an appointment, contact Janet Cline at 3-2541, or via e-mail at jl.cline@moreheadstate.edu.

Click here to access the SPIN database.

Grants.gov

Grants.gov is a federally-managed central storehouse for information on more than 1,000 grant programs from the 26 federal grant-making agencies. The web site allows users to search for grant opportunities by agency, keywords, or specific opportunities. ORSP acts as the Authorized Organizational Representative for all proposals submitted from the University through Grants.gov.

Click here to access Grants.gov

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Research News
 

      • The National Institutes of Health has renewed the Kentucky IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (KBRIN) Program. Headed by the University of Louisville, KBRIN aims to develop a network of support, infrastructure and capacity for biomedical researchers and educators within the Commonwealth. The total award to Morehead State University totals $463,845, which includes neuroscience laboratory renovations in Reed Hall. For additional information, please contact Dr. Bruce Mattingly, KBRIN Program Coordinator, at 606-783-2544 or via e-mail.
      • Dr. Kurt Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Biology, has received a $319,346 award from the National Institutes of Health Academic Research Enhancement Awards (AREA) program. Dr. Gibbs' proposal, titled "miRNA expression after spinal cord compression injury in Xenopus laevis," aims to determine how developmental changes in microRNA expression affect the ability of Xenopus frogs to regenerate their spinal cords, which in turn can increase understanding of the genetic regulation associated with recovery from spinal cord injury and generate new therapeutic targets to promote recovery in humans. For additional information, please contact Dr. Gibbs at 606-783-2932 or via e-mail.
      • Early Child, Elementary and Special Education Professor Edna Schack has been awarded more than $154,000 from the National Science Foundation's Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program for a collaborative project focused on developing prospective teachers' professional noticing skills with respect to children's mathematical thinking. The three-year project, titled "Collaborative Research: TECHNO: TECHnology-Centered Mathematical NOticing," is a collaboration with Dr. Jonathan Thomas (Northern Kentucky University), Dr. Molly Fisher (University of Kentucky), and Dr. Cindy Jong (University of Kentucky). The project builds upon previous work by further developing previously successful materials, and includes a new focus on early algebraic thought. For additional information, please contact Dr. Schack at 606-783-2501 or via e-mail.
      • The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded MSU a $500,000 grant to continue the Appalachian Rural Dental Educational Program, an initiative started in 2011 with the University of Kentucky and the University of Pikeville to increase the number of practicing dentists in Appalachia, and provide a campus-based oral health awareness program. For more information, click here to view the official news release.

       

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