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Sponsored Programs - Internal Funding (RCAP)

Research & Creative Activities Program (RCAP)



New The Office of Research & Creative Activity (ORCA) has moved to the Wetherby Administration Building. This will impact the campus mail delivery location of both RCAP and FUSE expenditure documents for approval (i.e. travel vouchers, payment authorizations, inter-accounts, etc.).   

Please send all RCAP/FUSE paper correspondence to ORCA at WAB 209. 


The 2017 RCAP Application cycle is now closed.  Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by the end of the spring semester.  The next funding cycle will be announced in late fall of 2017.


RCAP Program Information:

RCAP Program Overview 

Frequently Asked Questions

2017 RCAP Review Committee Members


Sample Forms:

Sample RCAP Application

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)

Guide to Spending RCAP Funds FY18 (i.e. 18-80XX)

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 3/29/17