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Internal Funding - Faculty

Research and Creative Activities Program (RCAP)

RCAP funding is provided by the Office of Research to encourage faculty to develop individual research projects leading to the pursuit of external funding sources, or the promotion of scholarly and creative activities.

The Office of Research also provides funding for research and creative activities. In line with the campus-wide emphasis on sustainability, research on sustainability is especially encouraged.

Strategic Initiatives

When faculty or staff see an opportunity for high impact or high leverage investments in research or creative activity, funding may be available. Begin by submitting a one page white paper that outlines what is being reported, and the key deliverables promised. Send these to

Business Ventures

Faculty and staff who have an idea for commercializing intellectual property may be able to receive infrastructure support and funding from the WKU Research Foundation. If you have an idea for commercialization of intellectual property submit a one page white paper explaining your idea and send to


For additional information on Eligibility, Funds Available, Budget, and Application.

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 Last Modified 1/15/15