Funding is available for undergraduates for research and creative activities

Funding is available for research and creative activities for undergraduate students.

The objective is to provide encouragement for undergraduate students to engage in creative work in their disciplines and to provide some funds that may make it possible for them to do so. The competition is open to any registered undergraduate student in good standing.

Grants will be normally be awarded in the range of $100 to $500 per project. This program is designed to support individual student projects only.

The Vice Provost for Research will solicit proposals for consideration in early fall, winter and spring quarters of every year.  Awards will be available upon approval. Application forms are available in the offices of the deans and chairs, on the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Web site ( and from the secretary to the Vice Provost for Research in Old Main Room 530. Proposals will be reviewed by a faculty committee appointed by the Vice Provost for Research.

At the end of the project, a brief written final report must be prepared by the student and submitted to his or her faculty mentor with a copy to the office of the Vice Provost for Research.  In addition, each student should be prepared to present an oral or poster presentation of the results in an appropriate forum.

Grant applications are due to department chairs by Oct. 16. Chairs need to deliver applications to the Vice Provost for Research by Nov. 3, and award notification will take place Dec. 1.

Thursday, September 10, 2009