Grant Application Forms

Undergraduate Research grants provide the opportunity for students to receive funding to produce or present scholarly work. These are competitive grants that require a thoughtful and thorough explanation of your idea. These recommendations can help you prepare the best possible proposal:

  • Plan well and start your proposal early
  • Present a quality idea and convey it clearly and concisely
  • Follow the guidelines exactly
  • Respond to all sections
  • Seek guidance and input from your faculty mentor and ensure you receive a faculty letter of support from them 
  • Provide a realistic and accurate budget
  • Proofread for spelling, grammar and content
  • Students are eligible for submission of a grant request prior to receiving acceptance into a conference, presentation, etc. 
  • Grants are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis
  • Funding is not guaranteed
  • Proposals will not be considered until the Faculty Letter of Support form is completed. This form is to be completed after the faculty member has reviewed the student's grant request. 
  • Projects that are part of a course requirement are not eligible for Undergraduate Research funds
  • The purchase of items (i.e. supplies, flights, hotels, etc.) will not be reimbursed if purchased prior to receiving an official grant award letter

Each student is only eligible for 2 Production of Research grants (up to $600.00 total) and 1 Presentation of Research Grant per academic year (July 1 - June 30).

Production of Research Grant

These are grants to help students with the direct cost of research or creative works. Student research grants are intended to defray the direct costs of conducting scholarly or creative work. Costs associated with producing your final project (such as printing of presentation posters or papers) can be included. Grant amounts range from $50-$600.

Presentation of Research Grant

These support costs incurred by students to present their work off campus. These could include travel and/or supplies related to presenting your scholarly or creative work. Most of your travel expenses to present research can be covered, including lodging, plane fare, and registration fees. Direct costs of preparing a talk, artwork or poster can also be included in your grant award. Maximum grant award is $750.

**Please note: students applying for projects related to the Fine Arts should apply for a production grant if they are coordinating a performance. Fine Arts students should only apply for a presentation grant if they will be performing their work off campus.**

Questions about the Undergraduate Research Program? Contact Lindsey Gutsch, Undergraduate Research Program Assistant, at [email protected].