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Office of Research & Creative Activity

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

WKU group attends planning association conference
Last week WKU faculty, students and alumni attended the Kentucky Chapter of the American Planning Association conference at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green. Each year urban and regional planners gather to discuss the latest advances in planning for land use associated with transportation, community development, economic progress and population growth. At this year’s […]
WKU student receives Princeton in Latin America Fellowship
Emma Shoaf, a graduating senior at WKU from Lexington, has received the Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) Fellowship to work in the Dominican Republic. Shoaf, a 2016 graduate in International Affairs and Spanish, is the daughter of Frank and Cameron Shoaf. She is also a graduate of the Honors College at WKU. She will be […]
6 WKU students awarded Lifetime Experience Grants
The Office of Scholar Development has awarded six WKU students a total of $12,000 in Lifetime Experience Grants in the 2015-16 academic year. The awards are designed to enhance students’ competitiveness for national scholarships by supporting research, creative activities, international study, student-designed service or other scholarly activities. As a condition of their awards, recipients of […]

 

 

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