The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

May 13, 2013

WVU Tech faculty member receives $5,000 mini-grant

MONTGOMERY — A West Virginia University Institute of Technology faculty member has won a $5,000 ‘mini-grant’ from the state to help prepare proposals with the goal of obtaining a much larger research funding award.

Dr. Deborah Chun, assistant professor of mathematics, received a mini-grant from the Higher Education Policy Commission’s Division of Science and Research.

The mini-grant provides replacement salary for an uninterrupted period of time for a faculty member to write research or research equipment proposals during the summer. Each winning faculty member agrees to submit a proposal for funding from an external agency or foundation as a result of obtaining the mini-grant.

For more information about that fund and other programs managed by the Division of Science and Research, visit