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EWU Food Drive to Help Fight Student Hunger

Food insecurity is a major issue. That’s why the Office of the President is leading a campus-wide food drive to fully stock the seven food cabinets in time for fall quarter… [Read more…]


Workshop Series Stresses the Importance of Diversity at EWU

Understanding and embracing the concept of diversity is important because our nation, workplaces and schools are becoming increasingly diverse places… [Read more…]

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Faculty Grant Application for Research & Creative Works

These awards encourage research, scholarship and the development of creative works at Eastern Washington University. They are designed to provide faculty with time to undertake research and creative works projects. Funds should be requested primarily to buy time during the summer. You may also request funding for student assistance, travel or equipment; however, the total request cannot exceed $10,000.

The deadline for the academic year of 2020-2021 is October 4, 2019 by 4:30 p.m.

A new submission requirement asks that you provide 14 paper copies.

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Faculty Grants for Research & Creative Works are administered by Brian Donahue, PhD, Academic Administration. The Research and Scholarship Committee, a sub-committee of the Faculty Planning Advisory Council (FPAC), is responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications. The Committee is an interdisciplinary group of your peers and includes representatives from each of the colleges. Dr. Donahue will convene the Committee and disseminate results.

Medals & Awards

Call for Nominations

EWU Medals & Awards Committee

The EWU Medals & Awards Committee consists of 13 university and local community members. The Committee has responsibility for:

  • The Trustees’ Medal
  • The Classified Staff Distinguished Service Award
  • The Administrative Exempt Distinguished Service Award

For questions or concerns, please contact Leslie Swannack at 509.359.4675 or

Recipients 1979-Present

Professor Grant Smith at commencement

Professional Leave

Eligibility is determined according to the UFE Collective Bargaining Agreement, Section 11.5.

Collective Bargaining Agreement


For 2020-2021, applications must be submitted by the following deadlines:

  1. From applicants to department chairs by November 1, 2019.
  2. From department chairs to academic deans by November 8, 2019.
  3. From the academic dean to vice provost by November 15, 2019.

For more information, please see the 2020-2021 Professional Leave Application.

Applications are evaluated by the 2019-2020 Research & Scholarship Committee. If you have difficulties opening the application, please contact Leslie Swannack at 509.359.4675 or