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Why You Should Pursue a Grant

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There are many reasons why faculty and administrators should pursue grant opportunities. For example:

  • To develop a research project or a program idea;
  • To create research, academic, or training opportunities for students;
  • To purchase new equipment that allows you to enhance the research and training capabilities of your college or department;
  • To enhance your professional portfolio (merit and tenure);
  • To develop a project that will challenge your intellectual curiosity;
  • To enhance resources that attract new students and faculty. For example,
    you might consider a grant that funds student scholarships or that allows you to create a pipeline from high school or junior college;
  • To develop curriculum and provide faculty training;
  • To undertake a project that contributes to student learning, that serves the community, and fulfills the UIW mission.