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WSU Research Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships

Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships

Enhancing WSU’s research enterprise by enabling faculty to write award-winning proposals, and providing research expansion activities



Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund – Call for proposals

The Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund was established by Jane P. Conrad and entrusted to Washington State University in 1982 to provide seed money for supporting research and projects related to, but not limited to, energy, small-scale agricultural concepts, community education, wildlife conservation and/or recovery, related psychological and sociological studies, domestic and international studies, and other projects related to conservation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources, including biotic and abiotic ecological components. The proposed work should be oriented toward practical application of theory rather than strictly theory-oriented research to provide public uses or participants with a maximum opportunity to benefit

Applications will be accepted from currently enrolled WSU graduate students in good standing with the Graduate School. An individual or a graduate student group may apply. Interdisciplinary and collaborative proposals in such areas as education, psychology, sociology, environmental engineering, sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences are encouraged.

Up to two awards may be given for $1,200 each. Applications are due April 12th, 2018.

Find the complete RFP here.



The Office of Research Advancement and Partnership (ORAP), provides faculty with the following support:


Geeta Dutta, Ph.D.

Proposal Consultants
Becky James, Ph.D.

Robert Finney, Ph.D.

Maureen Bonnefin, CRA

Faculty Research Development Specialist
Emily Brashear

Washington State University