Announcements and News

Research & Creativity Day - April 30, 2015

President's Award for Research and Creativity Nominations Due March 19, 2015 - Full announcement and award criteria

Abstracts are being accepted for Research & Creativity Day

Deadline for abstract submissions is April 17.  Full announcement and information for presenters

3Minute Thesis/Dissertation

The Graduate School is again sponsoring a 3Minute Thesis contest on Research & Creativity Day.  Deadline for submissions is April 15. Complete announcement and submission form 

New Human Subjects Research Training - More information

Instructions for accessing CITI HSR training

IRB Workshop video and PowerPoint slide presentation from November 13, 2014 - More information

Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol - Wednesday, February 11, 2015

ESU will participate in Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 11.  Undergraduate students from each of the state’s eight public 4-year institutions will present research posters at the state Capitol to demonstrate the unique opportunities undergraduate students have to participate with faculty members in research.  This event also emphasizes higher education’s role in developing educated citizens and preparing a workforce with the necessary skills to further the economic growth of the state.  This event is free and open to the public.  Students will exhibit their work from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Rotunda in the Kansas State Capitol Building, Wednesday, February 11.  ESU students participating are:  Charissa Forsythe, Junior, Emporia (Faculty mentor: Diane Nutbrown, Physical Sciences); Maria Castro Munoz, Senior, Lima, Peru (Faculty mentor: Tim Burnett, Biological Sciences); and Katy Schwinghamer, Senior, Hartford, (Faculty mentor: Marcia Schulmeister, Physical Sciences).


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 Resources menu at the top.

Research Protections

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)

Use of Vertebrate Animals


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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