Funding for Faculty

The Regional Institute on Aging provides various funding opportunities, primarily as internal grants for WSU faculty. The primary purpose of this funding is to assist faculty members in their scholarly and/or creative activities and to foster the generation and application of scholarly work aimed at improving the quality of life of older adults. Details of current calls for proposals can be found below. General inquiries and open requests for funding can be made by contacting the current director: Professor Carryl Baldwin via email at

Spring 2024 Call for Research or Activity Proposals:

Age-related research

The Regional Institute on Aging (RIA) at Wichita State University is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for graduate student or faculty projects and research that addresses issues related to facilitating well-being in older adults. This funding opportunity is supported by a gift from the estate of Evelyn Cassat.
Funding will be provided for projects and research at WSU that contribute to knowledge and practice related to well-being in older adults.  Projects of all types will be considered.  However, particular attention will be given to proposals containing an intergenerational component and that ally with this year’s focus area of environmental and sustainability efforts. 

The RIA is currently accepting applications until April 1, 2024.  Please click the link below for an example of the detailed instructions for the current funding cycle.

Current Request for Proposals

Funding for Students

Note: Graduate students can apply for each of the above funding opportunities.

Graduate students seeking funding to complete or add an age-related component to their current research projects are encouraged to contact the current RIA Director: Professor Carryl Baldwin via email at