External Awards

  • Grants
  • Sponsored programs
  • Partnerships
  • Collaborative projects





Centennial Projects

Funds are available for research or creative projects that celebrate the accomplishments and impact of Marywood University as we prepare for the 100th anniversary celebration in 2015. Funds are intended to assist in the development or implementation of a research project or creative endeavor that may include videos, musical compositions, artwork, or writing.  The project should be focused on some aspect of Marywood’s history, heritage, culture, or impact and integrate the Centennial Themes/Core Values: Catholic Identity, Respect for Each Person, Empowerment, Service, and Commitment to Excellence.

Cooperative Grant Program with University of Scranton ($5,000 - $10,000)

The Cooperative Grant Program between Marywood University and the University of Scranton is intended to unite the two schools in a collaborative effort which seeks to build on the environment of cooperation and collegiality that has existed between the universities.

Graduate Research Creative Projects Funding

Graduate students may apply for a grant to help with graduate research/scholarly/creative project expenses. Students will be expected to participate in the Graduate Research Forum in the Spring or another appropriate venue.

Recipients of the awards are responsible for submitting all receipts to the Office of Research and Community Collaboration before reimbursements will be authorized.  Average grant award is $250.00 for graduate students and $500.00 for doctoral students.  All original receipts must be submitted prior to May 1st of the academic year of the award.  All funds  used for transcription services must show hours recorded and the bill/invoice signed by the transcriber.

Murray Award For Research And Development ($4,000 - $10,000)

Michael and Mary Alice Collins Murray '51, established The Murray Award for Research and Development in 2004. Mary Alice earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry and had a career in clinical pathology. Michael is a former executive with General Electric Corporation with first-hand knowledge of the research and discovery field. The Murrays have been enthusiastic in their support for the mission of Marywood University, and The Murray Award for Research and Development furthers that commitment.

Research Initiation Funds (Maximum $2,000 - 4,000)

These funds are intended to assist faculty in the development or implementation of a pilot research project. The pilot project is expected to be the basis for external funding for the continuation or expansion of the project. Funds may be used to support project expenses such as supplies, equipment, printing, hiring of student research support, etc. Travel to conferences and faculty stipends are not allowable expenses.


Program and Research Proposal Development

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the availability of support to faculty members who wish to develop program/department or college related research proposals or grants for external funding. A limited number is available. Selection will be made in consultation with deans and Vice President for Academic Affairs.