Winthrop University: Grants and Sponsored Research Development - Research Council

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Research Council


Application Process

  • Submission Deadline: January 31, 2021
  • Notification Date: April 30, 2021

Note: You will be sent an email confirmation for the receipt of your proposal. If you do not receive this email confirmation within two working days of your submission, please contact Michele Smith (ext. 2460).   

Application Guidelines

Research Council Grants Presentation

Forms and Review Criteria

  • Faculty Research - Funding in this category supports individual faculty research, scholarship, and creative activities. These funds support initiatives in all disciplines, can support on-going research, and may provide "seed" funding for concept development leading to other external funding submissions.
  • Faculty Research with Student as Co-Investigator - Funding in this category supports research that clearly delineates students (graduate and undergraduate) as co-investigators substantially involved in the project. The student should be involved in writing the grant application, conducting the research, analyzing the data, and reporting the results of the research, including conference presentations. Student vita should be included in the application package.

Grant Expenditure Guidelines



The Provost appoints six faculty members to serve a two year term and designates the Council chair. Research Council members are not eligible to apply for Research Council grants during the year they serve on the council.

FY2020 Council Members

  • Hemant Patwardhan, College of Business Administration, Chair
  • Emily Deinert, Dacus Library
  • Christian Grattan, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jason Tselentis, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Brent Woodfill, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Lindsay Yearta, Richard W. Riley College of Education
  • Adrienne McCormick, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ex-Officio Member
  • Mark Herring, Dean of Library, Ex-Officio Member
  • Robin Lammi, Director of Undergraduate Research, Ex-Officio Member
  • Kristin Smith, Interim Director, Grants and Sponsored Research Development, Ex-Officio Member


Mission Statement

Given that learning is at the heart of the life and mission of Winthrop University, the Research Council supports the creation and sharing of knowledge by faculty, involvement of students in the creation and sharing of knowledge, and the development of faculty as professional educators. To these ends, the Research Council invites thoughtful, well written proposals from faculty who are members of the faculty conference, across all disciplines and faculty ranks. The Council welcomes proposals in two categories:

  1. Faculty research
  2. Faculty research with student as co-investigator


Prior Year Grant Recipients & Award Statistics

For prior years dating back to FY2004, please contact the Grants and Sponsored Research Development office.

Last Updated: 7/23/20