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Academic Project Grants

About Undergraduate Academic Project Grants

Art Grants


The Office of the Provost sponsors Undergraduate Academic Project Grants (APGs) to fund project-related expenses. Students who submit a proposal can be granted up to $500 in project-related support. Faculty members can submit proposals on behalf of student groups. Proposals are accepted on a 4-month cycle. The Faculty Committee will send award notifications out within 2 weeks of each deadline.

AY 2023-24 cycles dates as follows:
September 28, 2023
October 26, 2023
January 25, 2024
February 22, 2024

Undergraduate Academic Project Grants support undergraduate research and creative work at Western Carolina University. Any full-time student or group of students  working with a faculty sponsor is eligible to apply for a grant. Grant support provides support in many ways, including equipment, supplies, or travel. Please note: Equipment purchased through a grant reverts back to the student’s department once the project is complete.

This program is supported by Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) funds generated from local tuition.




The Office of the Provost would like to acknowledge the service and dedication on the part of our faculty review committee. The Academic Project Grants Committee is made up of representatives from each college, the Hunter Library, and the Office of Research Administration. 


The College of Arts & Sciences:

Dr. Frankie West
Assistant Professor, Foresic Biology

The College of Business:

Dr. Steve Ha
Professor, School of Economics, Management, and Project Management 

The College of Education & Allied Professions:

Dr. Meghan Gangel
Assistant Professor, Psychology

The College of Engineering & Technology:

Dr. Bora Karayaka
Professor, School of Engineering & Technology

The College of Fine and Performing Arts:

Dr. Leo Lei
Assistant Professor, School of Stage & Screen

The College of Health & Human Sciences:

Dr. Kim Hall (Committee Chair)
Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences

The Hunter Library:

Dr. Chuck Thomas
Dean of the Hunter Library

The Office of Research Administration:

Mrs. Suzanne Melton 
Research Programs Coordinator

Mrs. Kloo Hansen
Director of Research Administration


This program is administered by The Office of Research Administration; please direct requests for information or other questions to Suzanne Melton, Research Programs Coordinator, at or call 828.227.2575.

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