Committee on Institutional Studies and Research

The Committee for Institutional Studies and Research (CISR) provides small Competitive Grants and larger grants (Presidential Fellowships) for full time faculty, staff, and administrators, to promote research, scholarship, and creative activity that results in published and presented work. Grants help scholars and artists to achieve the standards set for faculty participation in institutional scholarship and research, and at the same time the grants reward work that reflects positively on Murray State University as a teaching and research institution. The Committee is comprised of two members from each college, one member from each school, and one member from University Libraries. Each member acts as an advocate and information source for applicants from his/her constituency. CISR is funded through the Office of the Provost, demonstrating the University's commitment to a faculty vibrant and active in scholarly and creative activity.