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 September 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Round 2 applications are due October 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Additional rounds of funding will be available in Spring 2021. All funding from Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 rounds of funding must be spent during the 2020-2021 academic year.
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).
**Please note that during the 2020-2021 academic year, OSR support for student travel will be limited to virtual conferences and in-state travel only. The Office of Student Research strongly encourages students to apply to present their research and creative inquiry projects at virtual conferences and symposia during the 2020-2021 academic year.
To apply: Students should electronically complete and submit a PDF (no larger than 2 MB) of the application to the Office of Student Research (firstname.lastname@example.org), by September 25, 2020, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. for consideration for Round 1 or October 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. for Round 2. Late or incomplete applications will be penalized. Please direct questions to Amorette Barber, Director, Office of Student Research (email@example.com) or (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions? Contact Dr. Amorette Barber, Director, Office of Student Research, email@example.com.