Undergraduate Research Funds are available by application to support undergraduate students' research, creative endeavors, and scholarly activities. This application is for funding requests to offset the cost of purchasing consumable supplies to complete a research project that is outside of a class requirement, such as a capstone course requirement. SRF cannot be used to purchase supplies for a course required project. Supply requests should be for consumable items. For other requests, please contact Dr. Eichbauer (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly to chat.
You will need to supply all permission slips (e.g., permits, IRB, IACUC, ISC, permission to use resources) as it pertains to your project.
Your faculty mentor will need to approve this application, submitting a separate signed letter on letterhead verifying the necessity of the work and the student's / students' ability to undertake it.
SISR usually does not award funding to the same student for two different projects in the same semester (Fall, Spring, Summer).
The proposal collects information about the student requesting funds and their staff/faculty mentor, details about the project, and specific budget request. Please be specific and detailed in each section of the application. Find instructions regarding the main components below:
If you selected "purchase supplies" or "other," 2 more question will appear:
Project Impact (written by the student)
Benefits to the faculty/staff mentor (written by mentor)
Itemized budget with justification (written by both the student and mentor)
Support from other groups
If there is another student affiliated with this application, please list the name below. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Office of Scholarly Innovation and Student Research directly (email@example.com).
Confirm Mentor Email
Attach all supplemental documents here. Uploaded materials should include an Excel budget spreadsheet of the specific consumables (i.e., item, price, vendor, use). Please work with your faculty/staff mentor to break down the funding you have requested. Provide original receipts/confirmations in the supplemental documents section. The receipts you submit for final reimbursement must match your budget and budget justification. Funds cannot be used to pay for memberships to a professional organization. Also upload all university compliance documents (e.g., permits, IRB, IACUC, permission to use resources).
Your faculty advisor will need to approve this application. To demonstrate approval, please upload a signed letter on letterhead from your faculty advisor verifying the necessity of the work, the academic ability of the student(s) to undertake that work, and the timing of this work vis-à-vis the completion of the thesis / dissertation / degree-granting capstone project and graduation date.