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CHHS Quick Turn-Around Grants


Funding Opportunity: Quick Turn-Around Grants (QTAGs) are the initial internal funding mechanism in the Research Pathway within CHHS. These are small grants in the amount of $1,000-$3,000 to support the mission and vision of WKU as a student-centered applied research university. These grants may support faculty, staff, and students to conduct pilot research and participate in research related travel. QTAGs are the initial internal funding mechanism to assist faculty in building their research portfolio to eventually transition to externally funded research and projects. 

Basic Requirements: A basic requirement of any QTAG is that a tenure track faculty member must be on the grant application in the role of Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Investigator (Co-I), at a minimum. For example, an instructor, staff member, or a student may serve as the PI, if a tenure track faculty member serves as a Co-Investigator on the QTAG application.  A QTAG application must be submitted online at https://www.wku.edu/chhsresearch/qtag.php. Also, each application must be accompanied by a budget template spreadsheet, available the link below, which is emailed to chhs.research@wku.edu. QTAG project funds are intended to be managed by the PI of the grant and spent by the end of the Spring semester within the academic year (April 15th). 

Source of Funding and Purpose: The QTAG program is funded by Facilities & Administrative (F&A) costs accrued through the external grant process, which are research indirects returned to CHHS. The purpose of QTAGS is to support critical and immediate needs for research, pilot research, and research related travel. 

Supported Research Activities and Costs: Examples of QTAG funded activities are pilot research projects, research related travel, travel to present research, funding for research equipment or materials, purchase of lab supplies to further existing research, costs associated with research surveys, and/or incentives for quantitative/qualitative human subjects-based research.  Funds may also be used to support research assistant(s); materials and supplies; travel/shipping/other expenses to conduct research/creative activity, or the dissemination of research/creative activity. Requests for conference travel must include a copy of the program, or other evidence, clearly indicating your attendance at the conference is for the purpose of disseminating research or creative activity.  This may also include participation in a panel, workgroup, a scheduled workshop, an exhibition, or similar venue.

Funding Limit and Cycles: QTAG applications will be accepted each month beginning July 1st of each academic year until March 31st of the following Spring semester. A faculty member, staff member, or student may serve as the PI on only one QTAG application each academic year. However, an individual may be a Co-I on multiple applications. Applications must be submitted by the last day of the month. Awards will be made by the 15th of the following month.  This is a rolling application period beginning July 1st and ending March 31st each academic year.  No QTAG applications will be accepted in April, May, or June within the academic year.

CHHS QTAG Scoring Rubric

CHHS QTAG Standard Operating Procedure

NEW  Budget Template Spreadsheet (After submitting the form below, email this itemized budget request to chhs.research@wku.edu)

co-investigator names, if applicable

Provide an itemized list of monetary needs.

Indicate the start date, describe briefly the project tasks up to the 3-month end date.


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 Last Modified 11/17/22