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WKU - GFCB - QTAG Application Form

Quick Turn-Around Grants

Quick Turn-Around Grants (QTAG) are small grants of up to $3,000 for research and creative activity, funded by Facilities & Administrative costs accrued through the external grant process. These funds are provided to support critical and immediate needs and are intended to be spent within three months of being awarded.


Types of eligible expenses include:

  • Costs associated with data collection (such as survey postage, printing, etc.),
  • Travel, shipping, or other expenses to conduct a research project & (but not conference attendance),
  • Purchase of lab supplies to support research (such as software or equipment for the research project of the faculty member),
  • Travel to conduct research at another site, such as to other universities,
  • And, to support a research assistant.


Requests must be submitted by the last day of the month preceding the month in which the funds are needed. The GFCB Research Committee will review each application and forward their recommendation to the Dean for approval. Recipients will be notified by the 15th of the month following the due date, and all funds must be spent within 90 days of that date, with the exception of March and April, which must be spent by May 15th, 2019. Faculty may only receive one QTAG award per academic year. Unsuccessful applications may be revised and resubmitted for subsequent funding cycles. Leftover funds from one period will be re-distributed equally across the remaining funding periods. 


The QTAG funding periods for 2019-2020 are:
November (Applications due by end of business October 31) [All money must be spent by February 15]
December (Applications due by end of business November 29th) [All money must be spent by March 15]
January (Applications due by end of business December 31st) [All money must be spent by April 15]
February (Applications due by end of business January 31st) [All money must be spent by May 15]
March (Applications due by end of business February 28th) [All money must be spent by May 15]


Outcomes: We must report on the outcomes of the QTAG grants in our college.  We would like to maximize the impact of QTAG funding in the college as part of an argument to continue the QTAG grants in later years. Therefore, please send a summary of your project outcomes to Evelyn Thrasher (evelyn.thrasher@wku.edu) by June 15.


Please note: If the project involves human subjects, animal subjects, export control issues, rDNA/RGZ microbe, or bio-hazards, appropriate institutional approval(s) must be obtained before the project begins and funds are spent. Contact the Office of Research Integrity at ori@wku.edu for further information or visit http://www.wku.edu/compliance/


Please complete all parts of the application (provided below) thoughtfully and thoroughly. Only fully completed applications will be considered for funding.


Note that the QTAG application form listed on this Webpage is ONLY for Faculty teaching in Gordon Ford College of Business! 


QTAG Annual Reports


The Gordon Ford College of Business is a top business school with dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting programs.

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 Last Modified 1/23/20