Research and Sponsored Programs

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Internal Grants

St. Cloud State University has a number of internal grant competitions aimed to support faculty and staff scholars and provide opportunities to enhance the University’s research portfolio, scholarly output, and prepare individuals to pursue external funding.

Internal Grants

  • Early Career Grant

    Supports research and scholarly activity of probationary SCSU faculty and staff

  • Faculty Improvement Grants

    Funded through the IFO contract, two grant categories are available:

    • Short-term professional development
    • Scholarly projects
  • Hellervik Prize

    Supports the advancement of knowledge on issues important to students, college/school, university and society

  • Midcareer Grant

    Supports pilot project OR preliminary studies of tenured or permanent SCSU faculty and staff

  • Proposal Enhancement Grant

    Supports enhancing a grant proposal to become more competitive
  • Saigo Excellence Funds

    Support faculty and staff in their ongoing professional development