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Research & Creative Activities Program (RCAP)


RCAP is an internal grant program administered by the Office of Research and Creative Activity to encourage eligible full-time faculty and instructors to develop individual projects leading to the pursuit of external funding sources, and the promotion of research, scholarly, and creative activities.

 RCAP support targets all disciplines, and is administered through two project categories: 

Category I

Category I funds are considered "seed" monies to enhance the competitiveness of a subsequent submission of a new or renewal proposal for external funding.  Awardees are required to submit a proposal for extramural funding as a result of RCAP support.  

Awards are granted up to $16,000. 

Category II

Category II funds support the general development, expansion, or enhancement of faculty research and scholarly activity, and/or the creative and performing arts. Awardees are not required to submit a proposal for extramural funding as a result of RCAP support.  

Awards are granted up to $8,000.

 

RCAP Award Information

Managing an Award

Previous RCAP Awards

 

 For questions or further information, contact internal.grants@wku.edu

 

Applying to RCAP

The RCAP FY21 application cycle is now closed.
Funding decisions have been delayed.  All applicants will be notified of funding decisions as soon as possible. 

RCAP Application

Application Guidelines

Application FAQs

 

Sample RCAP Forms

Sample Award Contract

Sample Final Report Form

 

RCAP Review Committee

2020 RCAP Committee Members
 
WKU faculty volunteer to serve on the application review committee each year.  If you are interested in becoming a RCAP reviewer, please email internal.grants@wku.edu.

 


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 Last Modified 5/7/20