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Funding Sources for Faculty

National Institutes for Health (NIH)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Proposal CENTRAL
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Intramural Grant Opportunities
Stipend available from the office of Vice President for Research


Funding Sources for Students

Student Research Application

COMP Research Committee review of Student Summer Research Grant Applications

COMP students can apply for up to $1500 per year of support to present at scientific conferences. Student teams working on the same project can apply for up to $1500 per project per year.  Eligible costs are conference registration fee, travel, accommodation and poster printing. Up to $500 (included in the $1500 total) will be considered for publication fees. Applications for travel/publication support should be submitted at least 2 weeks before the planned activity for consideration for funding by the COMP Research Committee. Receipts for reimbursement must be received by the Committee within 30 days of travel. Please submit your completed form and receipts to Jeannette Dowling (

Federal Work Study Program WesternU is part of the Federal Work Study program which allows qualified students to work no more than 20 hours per week on campus to assist in financing their education. Types of jobs include administrative assistants, tutors, notetakers, security escorts and research assistants


research opportunities

Intramural Grant Opportunities

(Summer Student Fellowship Program)
This is a competitive fellowship program. Students interested in this fellowship should submit a research proposal.