Internal Grant Programs
Undergraduate Research and Creative Grants
This program is designed to provide financial support for original research and other creative projects conducted by students under the mentorship of a faculty member. The goals are to enable students to conduct active research and engage in the creative process as a means of developing their critical and creative thinking and communication skills. Grant proposals must be prepared and submitted by the student and approved by the participating faculty sponsor.
Proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on the following dates:
Proposals must be submitted electronically, using the appropriate UG Research Grant Application form or UG Creative Project Grant Application form. These forms are designed to help you provide the necessary information in the required format. Please download the form to your computer before completing the application. If you have questions or difficulty accessing the forms, please contact Susan Ericson-West. Collaborative proposals should be submitted as a single application.
A formal letter of support, speaking to the nature of the project, the qualifications of the student, and the faculty member's role in working with the student must be submitted by the Faculty Sponsor prior to the proposal deadline. Proposals submitted without a faculty endorsement will not be reviewed for consideration.
Student projects involving any kind of off-campus travel must follow the KSC Student Travel Guidelines, and complete the Student Travel Pre-Approval form. The travel must be approved prior to any grant funds being released.
Several resources are available to assist students in their proposal preparation. These resources include:
All proposals must be submitted electronically to Susan Ericson-West, in the Office of Sponsored Projects & Research by 5:00 pm on the deadline date.
Allowable costs are limited to research/project expenses, including supplies, copying, shipping costs, and travel. Travel requests must be directly related to the proposed project or production and necessary for its completion. Travel funds support student travel only. Students who are funded in one funding cycle may submit a proposal in a subsequent funding cycle to support the presentation of their results at a scholarly conference. Equipment needs will normally not be funded but may be considered if affordable and critical to the project. Stipends and salary will not be funded.
Please Note: Requests for conference travel support (not connected to the presentation of project results) should be made through the Student Conference Fund administered by the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Office.
The following resources are available to help students in budget planning:
Six faculty members (two from each academic school) will review all proposals and make award decisions. The Office of Sponsored Projects & Research will facilitate the review process; OSPR staff will not vote on proposals.
The voting member for 2014-2015 are:
Brian Anderson, Chemistry (8-2560)
For Additional Information Contact Susan Ericson-West, Office of Sponsored Projects & Research (603-358-2046)