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Graduate Student Research Grants

October 21st is the deadline for applications for Graduate Student Research Grants.  Grants support operating expenses such as lab equipment, software, mailings, field research, or research-related travel for graduate students.  Requests are reviewed only twice during the academic year.  The spring deadline is March 6th.  Complete guidelines and application form

T-shirt design contest for Research & Creativity Day

November 10 is the deadline for t-shirt designs for Research & Creativity Day 2017.    Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit original designs for Research & Creativity Day t-shirts.  The creator of the winning design will receive a $250 scholarship for spring semester.  Rules and guidelines

Capitol Graduate Research Summit

ESU graduate students are invited to participate in the 14th Annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka on February 28, 2017.  Graduate students from each of the Kansas Regents Universities will present their research in poster format to legislators and other members of state government at the Capitol.  Each institution may take up to five (5) students - two students per university will receive a $500 award sponsored by the participating institutions and BioKansas. To apply, please forward a 250-word abstract in Word format and a supporting letter of recommendation from your research advisor no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 2, 2016, to Dr. Jerald Spotswood, Dean, Graduate School, at jspotswo@emporia.eduMore information

Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

Undergraduate students from each of the state’s public universities are invited to present posters on February 15, 2017 at the State Capitol in Topeka.  Each institution may take up to five (5) students. This event is intended to showcase undergraduate research for state legislators and members of the Ks. Board of Regents.  Researchers must be undergraduates during the 2016-2017 academic year and must submit a 250-word abstract no later than January 13, 2017 to Pam Fillmore at  If more than five submissions are received, selection will be made by the Research and Grants Center based on the quality of the abstract. Please encourage your students to participate in this event!  More information

Faculty research assistance available for FY 2017

The Provost’s office has provided funds to assist faculty with the costs related to research and creative activities. Coordinated through the Research and Grants Center, support will be given for research travel, research supplies and materials, and presenting at out-of-state conferences.  Preference will be given to requests for research supplies and materials and research-related travel such as: travel to a research library, field research, or travel to collect data, as well as research involving students. Requests for seed money or pilot projects with potential for external funding will receive priority.  There will be two deadlines this fiscal year.  Requests for the first half of the fiscal year must be submitted to the Research and Grants Center by September 23.  Requests for January – June 2017 must be submitted by February 1.  A subcommittee of the Faculty Research and Creativity Committee will be selected to make the awards, which must be expended or encumbered by June 30, 2017.  Applications must be submitted on the form provided.  Criteria and application form


Faculty, staff, and students involved in research activities at Emporia State University should be aware of the different compliance regulations that govern research activities. 

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The Research and Grants Center has forms you need for research projects and grant administration. 

  1. Application Form for Approval to Use Human Participants
  2. Application Form for Approval to Use Vertebrate Animals
  3. Disclosure Form Regarding Conflicts of Financial Interest
  4. Simple Time and Effort Report Form
  5. Activity Distribution Report Form
  6. Export Control Determination Form
  7. Export Control Certification
  8. Request for Time Extension, Annual Update or Modification to Research Protocol
  9. Invention Disclosure Form

For additional Forms click on the Resources menu at the top.

The Research and Grants Center provides support and policy information related to Research Protections.  The following policies can be found by clicking the links below.

Human Participant Research (IRB)

CITI HSR training course instructions

Use of Vertebrate Animals

CITI ACU training course instructions



QUEST magazine highlights research activity at Emporia State University.  This issue highlights faculty who have received national and international awards, held national and international professional offices, been selected as Fulbright scholars, or have received the prestigious Roe R. Cross Award. Enjoy!

2013 Quest                                 
2012 Quest
2011 Quest

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