Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Academic Divisions > Research > Institutional Support
Office of the President —
The President supports scholarship through the President's
Distinguished Scholar award. This award is announced every August at the
Fall general faculty meeting. Faculty are nominated for this award in
the prior spring semester and reviewed by a committee of the five previous
winners and chaired by the Provost.Office of the Provost —
The Provost supports faculty scholarship through five
Sabbaticals – paid leaves of absence
for one or two semesters to pursue scholarly activity. The current FHSU-AAUP memorandum of agreement contains
the operational guidelines for the administration of these awards.
Time — Two levels of reassigned time exist for faculty members
to request. Track I reassignment occurs within a department and utilizes
a one semester shift of faculty time for the equivalent of one course
covered by existing resources. Track II reassignment is a competitive
application in which the university provides funding to cover the reassignment
of usually the equivalent of one course. Applications are available
to faculty members each semester.
Faculty Development Fund – Approximately $75,000 is available to faculty members to apply for travel
assistance to present at conferences. Applications are accepted quarterly. Note that
applications are submitted through a Lotus Notes database. Ask your department chair how to access the proper
Faculty Awards – Each semester
a $500 Outstanding Research Award is given to a deserving faculty member. Winners of the Outstanding Research
Award become eligible for consideration for the Faculty Member of the Year Award.The Graduate School —
The Graduate School supports scholarly activities through its Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Programs in the following ways:Undergraduate Research Experience Faculty Support Grants
Salary Research/Creative Activity Awards – Support is paid
to the faculty member in the amount of 40% of 1/9 of his/her base salary.
Applications are due on February 15 of each academic year.
Travel Grants –
This program supports the efforts of students engaged in faculty-mentored
research and creative activities to attend conferences in the United
States. To be eligible, a student must have his/her scholarly work accepted
for presentation at a professional conference. The grant program will
provide up to $250 per student presenter on a reimbursement basis. Deadlines
are September 15 and February 1.Undergraduate Research Experience
Institutional Review Board (IRB) –
This is the university committee charged with oversight of all research compliance involving human
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) –
This is the university committee charged with oversight of all research compliance involving animals in
Grants Office – This office assists faculty and
staff members on the pre-award side of the preparation of external grant proposals.