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  • STaR Division

    STaR Division: Science, Technology & Research at the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission offers grant opportunities for scientific research and science education through the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and the Research Challenge Fund.

    In addition, STaR Division coordinates various federal agency grant programs for research infrastructure in West Virginia. All of the division’s grant programs are competitive, with awards based on scientific merit, peer review and potential for development.

    If you would like to receive a weekly email about federal grant opportunities, click here. To access our archive of Requests for Proposals, click here


    Growing Research Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity (GRANTED) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) program that focuses on addressing systemic barriers within the nation’s research enterprise by improving research support and service capacity. It is a whole-of-NSF approach that will transform NSF and the science and engineering community to develop the collective knowledge, skills, talents and desire to serve within the nation’s science and engineering enterprise.

    The West Virginia GRANTED project will hold regional meetings prior to a statewide convening in May. We will bring together STEM grant administration personnel and faculty from colleges in the region to identify barriers to proposal submission and post-award grant administration. Registration for the Statewide Meeting happening May 15-16 at Stonewall Resort is now available here. The Western Meeting will be held on March 28 and the Southern Meeting will be March 27. More information to come on those soon.  

    To Register and view meeting agendas, click here!