Small Grants for Faculty Research & Creative Projects

Each year, faculty from a wide range of disciplines apply for funding through Minot State University’s Small Grants for Faculty Research & Creative Projects (SGFRCP) program. The title of this grant program has been updated to include and encourage both research and creative project proposals. Each grant application is reviewed by members of the MSU Faculty Research Committee. Committee members use a scoring rubric to rank the applications and use these rankings in making final funding decisions.

2023-2024 Small Grant for Faculty Research Awards

  • Micah Bloom - Art and Professional Communication: “Radiosity: Necessary Opponents – Light and Shadow” funded for $3000.
  • Yung-Ju (Ruth) Chen - Teacher Education and Kinesiology: “Training Pre-service Physical Education Teachers’ Observational Skills – A Pilot Study” funded for $1800.
  • Penny Craven - Addiction Studies, Psychology, and Social Work: “Land of Helicopters and Bubble Wrapped Babies: The Psychological and Practical Effects of Overparenting on College Student Emotional Wellbeing and Academic Performance” (continuation) funded for $2989.
  • Kelsey Higginson - Teacher Education and Kinesiology: “Teacher Candidate Perceptions of Using a Set Curriculum to Teach a Homeschool Physical Education Program” funded for $3000.
  • Upul Rupassara - Mathematics and Computer Science: “Performance-Based Predictions in the Game of Soccer” funded for $2759.
  • Krystal St. Peter - Addiction Studies, Psychology, and Social Work: “Eyewitness Memory for Criminal and Non-Criminal Events” (continuation) funded for $3000.
  • Ryan Stander - Art, and Professional Communication: “Facing the Self: Trauma-Informed Self Portraits” funded for $3000.
  • Ethan Valentine - Addiction Studies, Psychology, and Social Work: "Playing at Shopping: Examining the Impact of Gamification on Customer Loyalty in the United States and Taiwan" funded for $3000. 
  • Chad Williamson - Biology: “Occupancy, Prey Availability, and Habitat Characteristics of Weasels in Western North Dakota” funded for $3000.

Previous Small Grant Awards

Small Grants for Faculty Research & Creative Projects Proposal Information

Deadline for Proposal Submission: Friday, April 5, 2024

Annual Research Poster Session Information

Event Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Deadline for Poster Session Abstract Submission: Monday, March 18, 2024

Research Poster Session Participant List

Research Poster Session Book of Abstracts