Welcome to the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence

At Grand Valley State University, research, scholarship, and creative activity are essential components of the university’s mission as an institution of higher learning. Excellence in teaching at the university level depends upon active scholarship by faculty members. Through basic and applied research, artistic expression and performance, and other forms of scholarship, GVSU faculty members contribute to the development and application of knowledge, create a dynamic environment for learning, and contribute to the economic progress of the region that it serves.

The mission of the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence is to encourage, facilitate, and support the Grand Valley community in its scholarly pursuits.

The Center coordinates the efforts of the following units within the University:

  • The Office of Sponsored Programs serves as the University's central office that supports faculty and staff in the identification, development, submission, and administration of externally sponsored agreements for scholarly research and creative activity.
  • The Research & Development Committee (R&D) reviews R&D internal grants, distinguished award nominations, develops and recommends policies pertaining to research conduct and development to the Executive Director of the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence.
  • The Research Protections Program oversees compliance awareness and accountability within the research culture of the university through assistance, education, and communication. The office is responsible for activities involving human subjects, animal welfare, biohazards, and chemical safety.
  • The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduates to pursue research and scholarship in various disciplines under the direction of a faculty mentor.
  • The Technology Commercialization Office is a resource and partner for university faculty, staff, and students developing technologies with commercial potential. By working together, the TCO can help form productive, sometimes profitable, business relationships; we're about making connections and advancing ideas.



Page last modified June 27, 2014