WMU faculty, staff, and students are recipients of both internal and external funding awards, as well as honors bestowed upon them for outstanding scholarship. This section of our site provides information about recipients of these awards and honors.

Recent External Funding Awards

External funding awards come from a variety of sources, including federal agencies, private foundations, industry, and other higher educational institutions. This page provides a summary of recent awards. For a detailed listing of externally-funded projects across the past 10 years, visit the Grants and Contracts Office.

Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award

The Distinguished Scholar Award is among the greatest honors bestowed upon a WMU faculty member. The award recognizes those with an outstanding record of scholarship across one's career.

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA)

The purpose of the Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA) is to increase external funding at WMU in support of faculty scholarship. The award encourages excellence among faculty engaged in scholarly research, scientific inquiry, inventive technology, and original artistic activity.

Research Development Award

The Research Development Award has been integrated into the faculty development programs as of Fall 2013. Click here to see the lists of past awardees.

Support for Faculty Scholar Awards (SFSA)

The purpose of the Support for Faculty Scholars Award (SFSA) is to advance the research mission of the university. It supports creative activities and research that enhance the scholarly reputation of WMU and the faculty investigator.

For additional information regarding both internal and external funding opportunities, visit the Funding Sources section of our site or call the OVPR at 269-387-8270.

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