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Office of Research & Creative Activity

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Office of Research & Creative Activity

The mission of the Office of Research & Creative Activity at Western Kentucky University is to provide outstanding support for the research, service, creative, and scholarly endeavors of our faculty, staff, and students. Our staff is dedicated to partnering with the university community to increase external support for these activities, while ensuring compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations.

Our unit includes the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Research Integrity.  The Office of Sponsored Programs is a service unit that assists the faculty and staff at WKU in obtaining and administering external funds. The Office of Research Integrity provides guidance in the protection of the rights, welfare, and security of faculty, staff, and students involved in activities throughout the WKU campus system and supporting communities to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local requirements.  

We also oversee a variety of programs and initiatives that provide support for research, creative and other scholarly enterprises at WKU including:

 

Programs for Faculty/Staff

Research & Creative Activity Council (RCAC)

Intellectual Property Committee (IPC)

Research & Creative Activity Program (RCAP)

Faculty Incentive Program (FIP)

 

Programs for Students

At Western Kentucky University, students work alongside talented faculty in cutting-edge research, service, creative, and scholarly endeavors. We challenge our students to be active agents in their education in order to be equipped with the skills and experiences necessary for ensuring success in their future careers.

Faculty Undergraduate Student Engagement (FUSE)

Research Experiences & Creative Heights (REACH)

Student Research Conference (in partnership with the Student

Research Council SRC)

Posters at the Capitol

 

Additional  Resources 

Center for Research and Development (CRD)

The Center for Research and Development on the corner of Nashville Road and Campbell Lane is the nexus of our engagement with business.

Applied Research and Technology Program (ARTP)

ARTP Centers foster interdisciplinary research that does not easily fall within a single department.

WKU Research Foundation

Provides customized services for contracting with business and industry to assist WKU in attracting and retaining quality researchers.


News

Spring 2016 Dean's/President's List
The Spring 2016 Dean’s and President’s List is available online. Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 on a 4.0 scale. Students on the President’s List have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0. To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that […]
Gatton Academy team 2nd in state Envirothon Competition
For the second year in a row, The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science earned second place in the Kentucky State Envirothon Competition, scoring the highest overall on both the Wildlife and Aquatics exams. Forty-two teams from across the Commonwealth participated in the esteemed competition. Members of The Gatton Academy’s team include: Laney Brager (’16) […]
Concrete canoe team finishes 4th in national competition
WKU civil engineering students finished fourth overall last weekend in the 2016 Concrete Canoe National Competition. The finish equaled the concrete canoe team’s best ever in the national competition. WKU also finished fourth in 2002 and 2007. WKU’s Bar-B-Qrete finished third in oral presentation, third in design paper, fifth in final product and ninth in […]

 

 

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