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Sponsored Programs - Internal Funding (RCAP)

Research & Creative Activities Program (RCAP)



New Now Available: 2017 RCAP Application

2017 Application Deadlines:

  • February 6, 2017 – Email the completed application to your Department Head for review and approval. 
  • February 13, 2017 – Department Head emails the application to the Dean (or designee) for review and approval.
  • February 27, 2017, 11:59 p.m. – Applicant is responsible for ensuring the completed application (with approvals) is submitted as a single PDF file attachment to

2017 Application Updates:

  • The application download was updated 02/02/2017 as an unprotected version.  If you downloaded your application form prior to 02/02/02017 and experience issues combining PDF documents, please see the FAQ section II. Application.


RCAP Program Information:

RCAP Program Overview 

Frequently Asked Questions

2017 RCAP Review Committee Members


Sample Forms:

Sample RCAP Award Contract

Sample RCAP Final Report Form


 Administering an RCAP Award:

Guide to Spending RCAP Funds FY14-FY16 (i.e. 14-80XX, 15-80XX, & 16-80XX)

Guide to Spending RCAP Funds FY17 (i.e. 17-80XX)

RCAP EPAF Approvers - Please use this guide when completing EPAFs for RCAP projects

RCAP Student Employment Form - Students must be approved by Sponsored Programs before Student Financial Assistance approval

RCAP Administrator Listserv - Administrative Support Personnel can sign-up to receive important RCAP notifications


 RCAP Recipients from Prior Competitions:

2016 RCAP Award Recipient & Project Titles

2015 RCAP Award Recipients & Project Titles

2014 Off-Cycle RCAP Award Recipients & Project Titles

2013 RCAP Award Recipients & Project Titles

2013 iRCAP Award Recipients & Project Titles

2012 RCAP Award Recipients & Project Titles

2011 RCAP Award Recipients & Project Titles

***Browse results of prior RCAP successes on WKU's TopScholar*** 
(Search by RCAP recipient's name)

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 Last Modified 2/8/17