Office of Research and Sponsored Projects
The University of West Georgia (UWG) broadly defines research as all scholarly and creative activities engaged in by faculty, staff and students. This definition includes such research activities as conducting experimental studies and surveys, developing and performing new works in the creative arts, developing new works or approaches in the humanities, developing curriculum, participating in public service, and applying the results of previous research. Conducting these activities effectively often requires funding from internal (within the university) and/or external (outside the University) sources. Faculty members may need funding to provide time off to pursue a project or the assistance of additional staff and/or specialized equipment to conduct the research. The project may require travel and supplies beyond what the department can reasonably provide. For all of these reasons and many more, faculty and staff may need funds to help defray the costs of their research activities.
The NSF MRI Program
The MRI program has an upcoming deadline. This program is intended for the purchase of expensive pieces of equipment which are not generally supported by other NSF funding mechanisms. For more information, check out our MRI information page.
President's Development Award
For more information on this opportunity, check out the announcement page. The submission deadline is December 15th.
Introducing our new tool to search for funding
Worth a Read: Found Your DNA On the Web
As technology advances, so do research, innovation, and of course, privacy concerns. To find out how researchers used surname inferences and commercial databases genealogy databases to deduce the identities of nearly 50 research participants whose supposedly private data were stored in large, publicly available databases, be sure to check out the full article at the Wiley Online Library.