The Undergraduate Research Office (URO) Student Grant Program provides funding opportunities to support student research, innovation, and creative activities. The goal of this program is to support students with funding to advance their independent projects and allow them to contribute to the research activities on campus and to the general knowledge base in their academic discipline. Funding must be used to directly impact the proposed project, with the expectation that students will make significant progress on the project, and grow as a professional through an educational and meaningful experience. Awards are limited to $250 maximum for single applicant, or $500 per project if 2 or more students are co-applying for this grant.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm MST on February 28, 2020. We hope to notify awardees by March 10, 2020.
Eligible expenses for projects include direct costs related to carrying out the proposed project such as materials, supplies, facilities and instrument costs, and participation fees. Funding from this grant cannot be used to cover expenses such as travel costs; patent fees or associated costs of writing and filing for patents, copyrights, or trademarks; any type of salary, wage, stipend, or benefit for DSU students or employees; or to cover tuition or student fees. These funds cannot be used for costs associated with class projects, or where course fees are used to cover costs. Student independent projects and senior capstone projects are allowed in this application.
The Small Grant program MAY NOT be used for travel. Please apply for a Travel Grant if you are requesting funds for travel of any type. Applicants can be submitted here – http://bit.ly/DSUTravelGrant
For more information on how your application will be reviewed and scored, please see the general rubric at this site – http://bit.ly/DSUGrantRubric
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