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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

New members for Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Treatment of Human Subjects

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members.  Beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, Dr. Sarah Sutton, School of Library and Information Management, and Dr. Joyce Zhou, School of Business, will serve on the IRB, bringing the membership up to eight (8).  A complete list of IRB members is available at

New application form for applying for approval to use human subjects

The application for approval to use human subjects has been revised.  Beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, the new application form must be used - old versions will NOT be accepted.  The new form is available at or on the forms page at


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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