Junior and senior undergraduate students seeking money for organized research projects have until 4 p.m. March 18 to submit grant proposals for a Student-Faculty Collaborative grant.
The Honors College’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities webpage says the grants can be used to “purchase supplies, equipment, travel [for research only] …, computer time” or other expenses related to a research project.
The maximum award offered is $1,200. Funds are made available by the Honors College, the Provost’s Office and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Richard Ignace said several other funding options will be available for undergraduate students conducting research, including Travel Grant Awards and Research Discovery grants.
“Grants can be crucial for enabling undergraduate research at ETSU,” Ignace said by email. “For example, a Travel Grant Award helps to defray out-of-pocket travel expenses for undergraduates who present their work at scholarly conferences.”
Awards like a student-faculty collaborative grant often make the difference when deciding whether a student is financially able to participate in certain events, Ignace said. “Although the awards may not be large, these grants are most effective when paired with other sources that can provide partial support for travel, such as departmental funds or an external grant won by the student’s faculty research supervisor.
Student-faculty grant proposals are requested twice per academic year — once in the fall and once in the spring. Grants allocated during this time period become available in late April and must be spent by October 2015.
Grant applications should be submitted to Ignace before the deadline in mid-March.