The Office of Student Research (OSR) offers awards to undergraduate and graduate students to defray costs associated with research and creative inquiry projects. The maximum award is $500 for single researchers, $1000 for two co-researchers and $1500 for three co-researchers.  Awards will be provided to support student research projects and travel for students to present their work at a scholarly conference or equivalent. Research and creative inquiry include creative activities in theatre, music, art and graphic arts and animation, projects in departments in arts and sciences, as well as business and education. 


Round 1 applications are due October 4, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Round 2 applications are due November 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  There will be two more rounds of funding in Spring 2020.


Appropriate research expenses include laboratory equipment; media equipment; equipment for work in the field; art supplies; software; photocopying, printing and film processing; communication costs (postage, phone, etc.), travel to support the investigative phase of the student’s work (such as travel to field sites, museums, archives, or libraries); and travel expenses related to presenting their work at a scholarly conference or equivalent (including transportation, mileage, lodging, registration, meals and other related expenses). 


To apply: Students should electronically complete and submit a PDF (no larger than 2 MB) of the application to Amorette Barber (, by October 4, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  for Round 1 and November 1, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. for Round 2.  Late or incomplete applications will be penalized. 

Fall 2019 Research and Travel Award


Questions? Contact Dr. Amorette Barber, Director, Office of Student Research,