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Research Protections

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

  1. Use of Verebrate Animals
  2. Human Participant Research (IRB)


Federal Compliance

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 Forms Link

Announcement and News

U.S. Department of Education awards new grant to ESU's Department of Counselor Education

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a new grant to ESU's Department of Counselor Education entitled “Get the Heartland Working! Training Highly Competent Rehabilitation Counselors.” The five-year grant addresses a critical shortage of qualified personnel in rural Kansas and Nebraska by making rehabilitation education accessible online, reaching out to working human services paraprofessionals who want to advance in the field. The project will implement a 48-credit hour, CORE-accredited, online master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling by recruiting 20 academically excellent scholars from rural Kansas and Nebraska, culminating in the placement of highly competent rehabilitation counselors into state, federal, and community-based vocational rehabilitation counselor positions throughout the Heartland. The Heartland grant proposal was developed by a cross-disciplinary team of faculty, coordinated by Miller, whose co-authors are Dr. Damara Paris, who will be joining Counselor Education faculty and serving as director of the grant January 2015; Dr. Marj Bock of Special Education & Adaptive; and Counselor Education Chair Dr. Jim Costello. Year one of the grant award is $184,548, with annual renewals through September 30, 2019. The total grant award will bring $918,730 to the university.

Updated Policy for Applying to Private Foundations

ESU faculty are encouraged to seek external funding from private foundations. However, you need to coordinate your efforts with the ESU Foundation. New procedures have been adopted in order to facilitate this and to ensure that our proposals to private foundations are stronger and have a better chance of success. Please read this policy before you approach a private foundation or develop a grant proposal.  Policy for Applying to Private Foundations


Quest Magazine

QUEST magazine highlights research activity at Emporia State University.  The first two issues focused on established faculty/researchers at ESU. The most recent issue highlights activity of new faculty.

2013 Quest

2012 Quest

2011 Quest

Research & Creativity Day videos

The following videos are available from Research & Creativity Day, 2014:

Three Minute Thesis:

Poster Session:

Award Ceremony:

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