This grant program supports large, focused STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) research projects that may lead to research centers and economic development. Projects should assist the institution in its ability to successfully compete for external funding on a national and international basis by providing incentives to significantly increase capacity.

A report summarizing the results of the first round of scientific research projects funded through the Research Challenge Grant program is available here.

Eligibility:  Full-time faculty or research professors at all four-year institutions of higher education in West Virginia are eligible.