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WKU Libraries Quick Turn-Around Grants

WKU Libraries 2017-2018 Quick Turn-Around Grants (QTAGS)
(WKU Libraries Full-Time Faculty Only)

WKU Libraries Quick Turn-Around Grants (QTAGs) are small grants in the amount of up to $1,000 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.

QTags are meant for future, quickly forthcoming opportunities to disseminate research or continue or conduct a research project, not as reimbursements for presentations or other events that are professional development in nature (like conference travel where you may present but it is not an outcome of your research). So if you are engaged in research and need assistance to further its progress, or you have completed research that results in your being invited to discuss it in some forum, QTags are intended to fill gaps between RCAPS for projects that come up fairly quickly.

Application Deadlines:

There will be two rounds of QTAG funding in the 2016-2017 academic year:

  • Round 1 deadline is Monday, November 28. The committee will review applications on December 4.
  • Round 2 deadline is Thursday, February 8. The committee will review applications on February 12.

QTAG funds must be spent within three months of the date they are awarded. However, this requirement will be met if tickets for travel or conference registration are purchased within the three-month period.

Who is Eligible to Apply for a QTAG?

  • All full-time faculty in WKU Libraries are eligible for a QTAG grant.
  • Faculty may only receive one QTAG award per academic year. Unsuccessful applications may be revised and resubmitted for a subsequent funding cycle.

Eligible Expenses:

  • Travel to conduct research at another library or archive.
  • Travel, shipping, or other expenses to conduct research & creative activity.
  • Expenses related to an exhibit.
  • Purchase of lab supplies to further existing research.
  • Costs associated with mailed survey materials.
  • Supporting research assistants.
  • Costs related to the dissemination of research/creative activity.

Remember that this is about funding your research, or the dissemination of your research, not professional development.

Please complete all the boxes below.  For presentations, please state the event/conference at which that you will be presenting, along with information about how that relates to your research agenda.

If you presented research at a conference, please a copy of your conference program, website, or letter from conference Program Chair when you return to Bryan Carson. We have to file this information in our report at the end of the fiscal year.

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 Paul Mooney (paul.mooney@wku.edu) in the Office of Research Integrity for further information or visit http://www.wku.edu/compliance/.

Please note - Interviews are considered to be projects involving human subjects.

Please contact Bryan Carson (WKU Libraries' representative on the Research & Creative Activities Council) or Brian Coutts (Chair of the QTAG committee) if you have any questions.

Which library department are you a member of (DLPS, DLSC, DLTS)?

Provide a brief description of the research or creative activity for which these funds will support, including objectives and anticipated outcomes.

How much are you requesting?

Explain how the funds will be used and how they will meet the objectives of your research or creative activity. *

Provide justification for the critical need(s) of these funds and describe how you plan to spend them within three months.


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 Last Modified 10/25/17