Research Development

Enhancing the research and professional development of PSU faculty and staff is our goal. We offer a number of internal funding opportunities to assist with conference travel, new lines of research, and the development of proposals for external funding. 

In addition to these internal opportunities, your department research administrators are available to connect you with grants and funding sources specific to your field. 

Please contact for questions about enhancement or travel funds.

Faculty Enhancement Grants
Awards up to $15,000 for projects that enhance the professional development and research of faculty and staff.

Professional Travel Grants – November application is online!
Awards up to $2000 for the travel expenses of faculty and staff attending professional development conferences.

Professional Development Fund
Awards up to $6,000 for faculty and administrative professionals who earn $50,000 or less during the '11/'12 academic year.

Research Stimulus Program
Awards up to $5000 to support the development of proposals for external research grants.

Additional Opportunities

Data, Contact and Support

If you have questions, please contact Charles Burck at