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Undergraduate Research Grant Program
This program provides partial support to assist undergraduate students in carrying out research, scholarship and creative activities, as appropriate in their chosen discipline. The award is designed to help defray the cost of undertaking the project, including travel, supplies and other materials necessary to conduct the project. It is not intended as salary for the student nor will it cover the costs associatedwith presentations of scholarly work.
Deadline: For the 2012-2013 academic year deadlines will be October 1, December 3, February 4 and March 25; applications will be reviewed within three weeks of submission.
Funding limit: Maximum award is $400 for a single student project; up to $600 may be requested for a single project involving 2 or more students. We anticipate funding between 2-4 awards each funding cycle.
Faculty mentorship: All projects must have a faculty advisor involved with the execution and supervision of the project. The role of the advisor will vary depending on the nature of the project.
Dissemination of work: All funded projects are expected to be publicly disseminated at the Celebration of Student Scholarship in the April following the research. If this will not be possible, please consult Susan Larson about other dissemination options. Application materials for funded applications will be shared with the Office of Communications.
Application: Please use the following link to complete your application:
You will be asked for the following:
- Contact information
- Title and proposed timeline for your project
- Description of the research and/or creative activity: The description should include the goals and anticipated outcomes of the project, including brief methodology and relevant bibliography. It should be between 500 and 1000 words in length and be written for an audience of educated people not in your discipline. The description will be used to judge the merit of the project. It is strongly recommended that you draft and edit the project using a word processing platform and insert your final version into Quatrics.
- Budget and budget justification: Indicate total budget requested as well as each item or service requested and the estimated cost. Student salary is not allowed. Briefly explain why each item is being requested (e.g., how it is related to the project). Note: If the total project cost is more than the amount requested, the budget justification must clearly indicate source(s) of the additional funds to carry out the project, and how the project would proceed if the other funding is not obtained.
Faculty mentor letter of support: All mentors are asked to provide a statement (approximately 150-300 words) describing their involvement in the research project/creative activity and the preparation of the student(s) to undertake the project. Please submit this brief statement using the following link: